Friday’s Headlines 8/13/21: A Five Points parking lot to become housing

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • A free Five Points parking lot owned by RTD will go from spots for cars to homes for people we like this. (Denverite)
  • Car Slams Into Back Of Coffee Shop In Deadly Crash On Hampden Avenue (CBS Local)
  • Denver Ties Record For Summer Bad Air Days As Threat For Severe Weather Returns and it’s the 40 consecutive day with an air quality alert (CBS Local)
  • Opinion: An arena isn’t what the Globeville Elyria-Swansea community needs or wants (The Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 94 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 150 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Did CDOT lie? Internal CDOT emails show why employees decided to misinform drivers note to self: convince Google to show all streets in Denver closed to vehicular traffic (The Denver Channel)
  • Aspen wants to create‌ ‌a‌ ‌revolution‌ ‌with e-bikes powered by the sun (The Denver Post)
  • Nation’s largest fleet of autonomous, electric shuttles launches in Colorado (Mass Transit)
  • Poor Drainage Was Behind The 2019 Collapse Of US 36, A New Report Says (Colorado Public Radio)
  • CDOT on track to reopen I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, weather permitting (Aspen Daily News)
  • Colorado’s population grew at twice the national rate between 2010 and 2020. Here’s where the boom was biggest. (Colorado Sun)
  • As teens return to the classroom this week, a new CDOT campaign stresses teen driving laws (11 News)

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Thursday’s Headlines 8/12/21: It’s time to hit the sidewalks!

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Cyclists call for safer roads across Denver (The Denver Channel)
  • ‘Please Slow Down’: Denver Police Join Metro Area Authorities Enforcing Speed Limits (CBS Local)
  • So what would losing at-large seats at Denver City Council mean? Depends on who you ask. (Denverite)
  • Serious crash closes Irving Street in Denver (Fox 31)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 94 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 150 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Pedestrian killed in collision on Academy near Maizeland (KKTV)
  • Pedal 4 Possible is a ride for everyone (Bicycle Colorado)
  • Coloradans are paying a lot more for Uber and Lyft trips — if they can even find a ride. Here’s why. (9 News)
  • Letter: If CDOT doesn’t fix it, US 40 at Red Dirt Hill is going to get someone killed (Sky-Hi News)

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Wednesday’s Headlines 8/11/21: Let’s not get distracted by shiny new things

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver hits 37 days under air quality warning; smoke expected to improve slightly Wednesday (Fox 31)
  • Woman seriously injured in hit-and-run, suspect arrested after anonymous tip (9 News)
  • City Council proposal would start free shuttle service in Montbello neighborhood (The Denver Gazette)
  • Denver man killed in single-vehicle crash outside of Pueblo (The Denver Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 106 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups). Yesterday’s max: 155 (Unhealthy)

Centennial State

  • What, Exactly, Is Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission Doing? (5280)
  • Federal Funding To Help Repair I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon & Other State Infrastructure (CBS Denver)

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Tuesday’s Headlines 8/10/21: The pedestrian blaming is strong in Colorado Springs

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash west of University Boulevard (Fox 31)
  • What makes Denver’s air quality go bad? It’s not just fires we’ll give you one guess… (Fox 31)
  • Denver’s Sloan’s Lake neighborhood to be rezoned to allow ‘granny flats’ (The Denver Gazette)
  • 38 straight days of Air Quality Warnings: Unhealthy ozone Tuesday, chance of rain Friday (Fox 31)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 106 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups). Yesterday’s max: 155 (Unhealthy)

Centennial State

  • Colorado Springs police urge caution as pedestrian-related accidents continue:  “There’s a lot of pedestrians that just cross without paying attention and that’s unfortunate,” Sgt. Olav Chaney said. it’s also unfortunate that people drive two ton death machines to pick up their groceries (Fox 21)
  • Avon to consider rebate for e-bike purchases made in town (Vail Daily)
  • Commuting Solutions introduces new transportation program for downtown Superior (Colorado Hometown Weekly)
  • Cleanup of Glenwood Canyon shows progress; governor seeks $116 million from feds (The Denver Gazette)

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Monday’s Headlines 8/9/21: Forget 7th, we’re number 1.

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver ranks No. 1 in list of international cities for air pollution Saturday but by all means, drive your car as much as you’d like (The Denver Post)
  • Denver Records Worst Air Quality of Any Major City in World as Wildfires Burn (Slate)
  • Poor Air Quality Persists Across Colorado, But Midweek Relief Could Be On The Horizon (CPR News)
  • Bicyclist / motorist crash reported at E. 14th Ave. at N. Race St. (Denver Police Department)
  • Pedestrian Hit On Highway 285; Lakewood Police Search For Driver (CBS Local)
  • Motorcyclist Hit, Killed In Aurora; Police Search For Suspect (CBS Denver)
  • Denver to begin reopening some shared streets to cars (The Denver Post)
  • Denver Bicycling Community Raises Concerns About Rising Bike Thefts, Apparently Stolen Bikes Piled Up In Homeless Camps (CBS Local)
  • Restarting the daily commute will cost metro Denver workers more than $6,000, study finds (The Denver Post)
  • For some in Denver’s Five Points, growth isn’t necessarily a good thing (9 News)
  • Denver RTD maintenance of way team makes record repair despite heat, holiday (Mass Transit)
  • E-bike sales boomed during pandemic, could help reduce carbon emissions (The Denver Channel)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 131 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups). Yesterday’s max: 168 (Unhealthy)

Centennial State

  • CDOT reaches $14 million settlement over partial 2019 collapse of U.S. 36 (The Colorado Sun)
  • Infrastructure bill advances to final passage this week (The Denver Gazette)

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Friday’s Headlines 8/6/21: The next phase of shared streets is to get rid of some shared streets

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • The next phase of shared streets is to get rid of some shared streets — and plan for permanent ones (Denverite)
  • Denver ranked among the top-5 most-polluted cities in the world Thursday (9 News)
  • Boston transit employee paid $220,000-plus working for Boston and RTD in Denver (The Denver Post)
  • Opinion: Denver should implement the police task-force recommendations (The Colorado Sun)
  • Board strikes down effort to reverse zoning permit for Park Hill managed homeless camp (The Denver Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 96 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 108 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

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Thursday’s Headlines 8/5/21: We’re number 7! …in poor air quality.

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • ‘Air quality so poor that it’s like smoking nearly 2 cigarettes’; Denver has the 7th worst air quality in the world if you had to choose your car or clean air… (KDVR)
  • Downtown Denver Partnership CEO Tami Door to leave after 17 years (The Denver Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 89 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 101 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Colorado’s Air Quality Is Pretty Bad Today And Will Get Worse (CPR News)
  • Colorado has the 3rd highest rate of auto theft in the nation just another reason why owning a car is a liability (Fox 31)
  • Motorcyclist killed in Wednesday morning crash in west Windsor (Coloradoan)
  • Colorado Weather: The Horrible Haze Expected To Get Worse (Fox 31)
  • CDOT discouraging I-70 detour traffic over Independence Pass (9 News)

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Wednesday’s Headlines 8/4/21: How can we clean the air, reduce traffic, and expand job opportunity?

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Opinion: We already have a tool that can clean the air, reduce traffic, and expand job opportunity: the bus (The Colorado Sun)
  • Authorities have recovered a body at City Park lake after getting call of cyclist who went in and did not resurface (Denverite)
  • Auraria Bike Pavilions by Colorado Building Workshop more beautiful, functional bike parking please! (Architectural Record)
  • Jennifer Watson Sentenced To Community Service After Hitting Protester With SUV (CBS Local)
  • Aurora police search for SUV involved in hit-and-run crash (Fox 31)
  • RTD responds to frustration over Adams County courthouse bus service (Brighton Standard Blade)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 42 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 100 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • ‘Slow your roll, Colorado’; 62% increase in commercial drivers 40+ over speed limit in 2020 (Fox 31)
  • CDOT Says Drivers Should Pack A Few Extra Things While Traveling This Summer (CBS Denver)
  • Bustang service returns to Glenwood Springs (11 News)

From Streetsblog

  • Active Transportation Advocates See Silver Lining in Infrastructure Bill (Streetsblog USA)
  • OP-ED: Don’t Let Trails Amendment Gut Bike/Walk Funding (Streetsblog USA)

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Tuesday’s Headlines 8/3/21: RTD bus driver attacked on duty

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • RTD driver attacked on duty, woman gets caught on bus (Fox 31)
  • Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in east Denver; driver at-large (Denver Gazette)
  • Denver’s air quality got even worse than the last time we wrote this headline (Denverite)
  • The woman who hit a protester with her car in Denver last year has been sentenced (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 139 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups). Yesterday’s max: 129 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Tow truck driver remembered in Fountain after being hit by a car on I-25 (Fox 21)
  • Deaths from car crashes are up in 2020 in 2020, fatalities from car crashes increased by 15% (Fox 31)
  • WATCH: CDOT releases drone video showcasing extent of I-70 Glenwood Canyon damage (Fox 31)
  • CDOT Postpones 3-Month Highway 285 Closure Near Fairplay (CBS Local)

From Streetsblog

  • Tuesday’s Headlines Are Just Asking Questions (Streetsblog USA)
  • REPORT: Federal Recreational Trails Program Underfunded by $200M+ Per Year (Streetsblog USA)

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Today’s Headlines 8/2/21: Hit and run believed to be cause of pedestrian fatality

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Hit and run believed to be cause of pedestrian fatality (Denver Police Department)
  • Denver asks for public input on upcoming city redistricting (Denver Gazette)
  • Driver Crashes Into Colorado State Trooper’s Vehicle On C-470 (CBS Local)
  • Suspect at large in hit-and-run rollover crash at I-70 and Havana (Fox 31)
  • La Alma Lincoln Park could become Denver’s 57th historic district (9 News)
  • 2 dead in crash on South Sheridan Boulevard in Denver (Fox 31)
  • Out-Of-State Wildfire Smoke Prompts Air Quality Alert For Eastern Colorado (CBS Local)
  • Leaders call on RTD to reinstate Adams County courthouse bus stop (9 News)
  • Man arrested following crash that killed two in southwest Denver (Denver Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 139 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups). Yesterday’s max: 129 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Small Grants Available for Neighborhood and Community Projects (North Forty News)
  • Driver killed in collision with train in Douglas County identified (9 News)
  • Cyclists Take Advantage Of Vehicle-Free Loveland Pass During Mudslide Cleanup (CBS Local)
  • CDOT Hauls 135 Truck Loads Of Debris From Glenwood Canyon Mudslide (CBS Local)

From Streetsblog

  • Monday’s Headlines Are Digging Into the Details (Streetsblog USA)
  • Visionary Highway Removal Program Virtually Axed from Fed Infrastructure Package (Streetsblog USA)

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Friday’s Headlines 7/30/21: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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From Streetsblog

  • Commentary: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Friday’s Headlines Are Back in the Saddle Again (Streetsblog USA)
  • Infrastructure Deal ‘Worst Ratio for Transit Funding Since Nixon’ (Streetsblog USA)

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

Centennial State

  • Tow Truck Driver Hit, Killed On I-25 SB Near Castle Pines Parkway (CBS Denver)
  • Summer of smog: Colorado on track for its worst air quality in over a decade (Colorado Newsline)
  • Colorado State Patrol Says Don’t ‘Zoom & Drive’ (CBS Local)
  • CDOT Launches New Campaign Reminding Drivers to Look for Motorcycles (North Forty News)

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