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Thursday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Eyes on the Street: There’s no sidewalk on a Park Hill pedestrian route to 40th & Colorado Station, but changes could be coming. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • An RTD train hit and killed a pedestrian in Northeast Park Hill. (Denver Post, 9 News)
  • One person is dead in a fatal crash between a motorcycle and a motorist near Sloan’s Lake. (9 News)
  • The A Line is operating at a normal schedule after track maintenance. (Fox 31)
  • Colorado requires drivers to stop for school buses with red lights flashing, even if it’s on the other side of the street. (Patch.com)
  • CDOT is selling discounted personal breathalyzers for $30-50. (Denverite)
  • Broncos fans: RTD can get you to and from games. (CBS4, 9 News)
  • Fewer than 250 people have signed up for RTD’s new discount program. (CPR)
  • Another Critical Mass bike ride is planned for tomorrow by Extinction Rebellion, the climate crisis protest group. (Twitter)
  • The Colorado Classic will provide a free open streets event Sunday, Aug. 25. (Colorado Classic)
  • Construction started on the collapsed segment of U.S. 36. (CBS4)
  • CDOT expects it to open by October. (Denver Post)
  • Hundreds of thousands of drivers could switch to electric vehicles under a mandate the state is expected to adopt. (Denver Post)
  • The proposed EV requirement would save Coloradans millions in gas money and reduce pollution equal to taking more than 200,000 cars off the road by 2025. (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 54 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 87 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: Last week’s scooter fatality brings the number of people killed on Denver streets to 50, a 52% increase over this point last year. (Streetsblog Denver)
Other news
  • Denver police ask the public to help find the driver who hit and seriously injured a young cyclist last month. (9 News)
  • Longmont cyclists no longer need to dismount while in crosswalks. (Fox 31)
  • A Koch-funded think tank hack writes “Front Range commuter rail a terrible idea.” (Complete Colorado)
  • A Bustang route between Frisco and Steamboat Springs is planned to launch by 2021. (Steamboat Pilot)
  • 54% of Coloradans support allowing the state to keep TABOR tax refunds and spend the money on education and transportation. (Denver Post)
  • Denver could be forced to sell a plot of land near the ballpark to a hotel developer for $1,600. (Denverite, Denver7, Westword)
  • A carbon tax measure is likely to pass in the Denver City Council, but Mayor Hancock could veto it. (Denverite)
  • Improving air quality is among the reasons why Colorado would like to adopt California’s electric vehicle policy, which would require automakers to offer a certain number of electric vehicles. (Colorado Sun)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 93 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Scooter at entrance of Union Station

Tuesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • A scooter rider died after a Highland Park crash, which is Denver’s first scooter-related fatality. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • The fatality, and last night’s Streetsblog Scooter Debate, were covered in local media. (9 News / video), CBS4Denver Post, Telemundo)

Other news

  • A friend of the scooter rider who died last week disputes the charge that the victim is at fault for the crash. (Westword)
  • As the city considers changing scooter regulations, Fox31 finds riders who know Denver’s existing scooter rules. (Fox 31)
  • After an SUV driver hit and killed a bicyclist in Thornton, neighbors want street safety treatments to return to the crosswalk. (Fox 31)
  • Bustang will offer $25 round trip tickets to A-Basin and Loveland. (Teton)
  • A memorial remembered the 103 motorcyclists lost on Colorado roads last year. (9 News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 41 Good. Yesterday’s max: 74 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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2 Lyft Scooters

Monday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Five thought-provoking ideas ahead of the Streetsblog Scooter Debate tonight. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • In Thornton, a driver slammed her SUV into a Denver man, killing him. (Fox31)
  • A driver in Northglenn hit a couple and their dog, resulting in minor injuries for the couple, severe injuries for the dog. (CBS4)
  • A ghost bike was dedicated for Chuck Vogel, the 62-year-old Parker bicyclist who a driver hit and killed July 4. (CBS4)
  • Commentary: Denver’s streets are for people, not cars, writes Andy Peters of WalkDenver’s board. (Denver Post)
  • One year into Denver’s sidewalk repair program, the city is behind schedule after it inspected 925 properties of 10,000. And that’s in just one of 11 areas the city will inspect. (9 News)
  • Some Stapleton students were told school buses are full and they must walk. (Denver7)
  • Westword readers say Scooter riders think they own the streets. (Westword)
  • What does RTD do to get people to and from big concerts? Not much. (9 News)
  • Denver banned self-storage facilities near rail stations to promote lively, walkable areas. And the self-storage companies aren’t happy. (Denverite)
  • More night work approved for I-70 widening, bringing more headaches, sleepless nights and health problems to Elyria-Swansea. (Colorado Independent)
  • Locals claim sleep deprivation and environmental racism. (Denverite)
  • Car dealers say mandate to sell more electric vehicles is a threat to tradition. [And the climate crisis isn’t?] (Colorado Sun)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 7 a.m.: 39 Good. Yesterday’s max: 50 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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