Kalyn Heffernan A-Line

Monday’s Headlines

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Mayoral candidate Kalyn Heffernan on the A-Line platform at Union Station. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Mayoral Candidate Kalyn Heffernan: We talk walking, biking, transit and the challenges people with disabilities face in getting around Denver. She also calls for declaring a housing emergency and making shelter for everyone a human right. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • How Denver’s mayoral candidates want to get people out of their cars (Denver Business Journal)
  • Boulder program will pay people not to drive to work. (Denver Post)
  • CDOT seeks public comments on new marijuana-impaired driving campaign (Summit Daily)
  • CDOT warns hikers of 13 undetonated bombs used for avalanche mitigation. (Denver Post)
  • As air quality declines, Colorado’s oil and gas rules are flawed and inadequately enforced. (Colorado Independent)
  • Metro Denver’s population up more than 388,000 in eight years. (Westword)
  • Denver’s new Department of Housing and Homelessness will be in 2020 budget. (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  6 a.m.: 31 Good. Yesterday: 58 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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CDOT Purina Wed 6:30 am

Friday’s Headlines

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I-70 traffic viewed from the Purina plant on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. Image: CDOT

From Streetsblog

  • Why is Denver still expanding I-70? The move to tear down I-980 in Oakland shows that forward-thinking officials elsewhere get it: The problems associated with mega-motorways in urban neighborhoods outweigh the benefits. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • City workers clean up sidewalks around the Denver Rescue Mission to address health concerns. (Denverite)
  • Which is faster: walking or busing the 16th St. Mall? (Denverite)
  • With $14 million from the Volkswagen settlement, Colorado transit agencies, including RTD, will replace 28 diesel buses with vehicles that pollute less. (Denver Post)
  • RTD promises to bring rail to Boulder and Longmont, reaffirming and formalizing “our commitment to completing the FasTracks program.” (Daily Camera)
  • For residents along the G-Line, train horns will be silenced. But they’re just getting started along the N-Line to Thornton. (CPR)
  • Boulder’s new Transportation Department director is Jeffery Maxwell, a former Adams County Public Works director. (Daily Camera)
  • Enormous [and tacky] electronic sign at DIA has never worked, despite $11.5 million in taxpayer’s money. (Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  6 a.m.: 41 Good. Yesterday: 48 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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16th St mall tile credit Pei Cobb

Thursday’s Headlines

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The 16th St. Mall when it opened in 1982. Photo: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

From Streetsblog

  • The 16th Street Mall will soon get a major renovation that will spruce up an iconic, but increasingly embarrassing part of Denver. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • A trap set along a Colorado Springs bike trail severely injured a 69-year-old rider late last month. (Bicycling)
  • More on the coming upgrades to the 16th Street Mall. (Denverite)
  • Downtown Denver’s best walking routes. (Live Strong)
  • Riders of RTD’s P-route express bus between Parker and Downtown Denver feel shortchanged after agency decides not to expand service. (RTD)
  • LIVE Denver, a program that subsidizes market-rate housing for low-income people, serves only three people two years after launching. (HuffPost)
  • Denver’s population has increased by nearly 20 percent since 2010 and the growth is continuing. (Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  6 a.m.: 42 Good. Yesterday: 53 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Guest post: As Denver’s air quality gets worse and the city struggles to cut its dependency on cars, building more housing units in buildings that look like single-family homes could help the city tackle both problems. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Distracted driving bill killed in the Colorado House Judiciary Committee in a 10-1 vote. (CBS 4)
  • When Denver used civic crowdfunding to raise funds for the Arapahoe St. protected bike lane, it helped engage the community and prevented “bikelash.” (Huron Daily)
  • Denver’s mayoral candidates on infrastructure. (5280)
  • As air quality declines, will new laws and the Polis administration improve the situation? (Colorado Independent)
  • DIA launches major overhaul. (ENR)
  • Colorado house passes bill that would ask voters to give up their TABOR taxpayer refunds. (Colorado Watchdog)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  6 a.m.: 51 Moderate.Yesterday: 54 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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