Tuesday’s Headlines 12/15/20

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Traffic Violence

  • Family offers reward for information into hit-and-run driver (Fox31)

From Streetsblog

 Metro News

  • Hunger continues to haunt the neighborhoods through which Bruce Randolph Avenue runs (Denverite)
  • How Denver police officers secured a nearly 3% raise even though city council didn’t want to give them one (Denverite)
  • Denver, Homeless Residents Heading to Court Today Over Sweeps (Westword)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 66 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 84 (Moderate).

Centennial State & Beyond

  • How the Pandemic Got People Biking Again, Even in Asia’s Congested Cities (Vice)
  • ICYMI: Jane Jacobs v. Robert Moses—the story is more surprising than you think (Fast Company)
  • Tampa Has an Ambitious Road Mural Goal — and Even Bigger Plans If Funding Comes Through (NextCity)

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Monday’s Headlines 12/14/20

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Traffic Violence

  • Driver dead following rollover crash on C-470 (9News)

From Streetsblog

 Metro News

  • I-70 project: CDOT settles cost claims for $12.5 million — leaving contractors on the hook for much more (Denver Post)
  • A cleanup is scheduled this week, as is a hearing in a court case against such operations (Denverite)
  • Denverite Street Week: Bruce Randolph Avenue (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 70 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 74 (Moderate).

Centennial State & Beyond

  • Public transit in the US is already underfunded. The pandemic has made it worse. (Vox)
  • When the Trains Stopped, Cyclists Dodged Manila’s Choking Traffic (The New York Times)
  • Mass Transit Is in Jeopardy—and So Are Cities (Wired)

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Friday’s Headlines and Traffic Violence Report 12/11/20

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Traffic Violence 

From Streetsblog

 Metro News

  • Crews clear Denver homeless encampment at Lincoln and Speer (9News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 43 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 56 (Moderate).

Centennial State & Beyond

  • U.S. Public Transportation Is Facing A “Make Or Break” Moment (Vice)
  • Sad: Your Next Car Will Probably Be an Electric Pickup Truck (CityLab)
  • What Will Happen to Cities in 2021 (The Atlantic)

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Traffic Violence Report 12/11/20

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12.12 Traffic Violence Report


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52 people have died from traffic violence on Denver streets in 2020. 18 of the victims were on foot, one was on a bike, two were on scooters, nine were on motorcycles, and 22 were in a vehicle.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has pledged to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030 with the Denver Vision Zero Action Plan. In 2019 in Denver, 71 people died from traffic violence.

Thursday’s Headlines 12/10/20

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From Streetsblog

 Metro News

  • City council, reformers weigh in on ‘chilling’ report after Chief Pazen commits to changing how police control crowds (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 55 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 69 (Moderate).

Centennial State & Beyond

  • How A Colorado Startup Could Change The Game For Electric Cars (CPR)
  • Will Transit As We Know It Survive? (Next City)
  • Warning of drastic cuts, transit agencies revive push for $32B in federal aid (Politico)

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Wednesday’s Headlines 12/9/20

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From Streetsblog

 Metro News

  • Polis, Hancock Get Out of Testifying in Court About Homeless Sweeps (Westword)
  • I-70 will be closed through heart of Denver in coming weekend (Denver Post)
  • Denver police used excessive violence, didn’t turn on body cameras during George Floyd protests, report says (Associated Press)
  • Detour has a new mural welcoming refugees and immigrants. Here’s where to find it (Denverite)
  • “Suburban” south Denver neighborhood gets its first ADU request (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 61 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 62 (Moderate).

Centennial State & Beyond


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Tuesday’s Headlines 12/8/20

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From Streetsblog

 Metro News

  • Police officers acted dangerously and anonymously during protests against police brutality and racism, investigation finds (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 50 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 53 (Moderate).

Centennial State & Beyond

  • It will take $130M to get more EVs on Colorado roads. Xcel wants its customers to cover the cost. (Colorado Sun)
  • Outdoor dining isn’t quite “outdoors” anymore (Vox)
  • How to Build Your Own Bike—And What You Should Know Before You Get Started (Bicycling)

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