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Monday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Report: When congress allocates $50 billion in highway funds, it should push states to consider the natural environment, incentivize them to reduce traffic crashes and carbon emissions, and collect accurate data. (Streetsblog USA)

Traffic violence

  • A driver who hit Adam Butler, 18, caused “massive internal injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury.”  (Fox 31)
  • A driver hit and seriously injured a pedestrian Sunday in RiNO. (Fox 31)
  • A driver traveling at nearly 100 mph crashed their car through two fences and into the kitchen of a home near Ruby Hill early this morning. (Denver7)

Other news

  • Denver announces plans for 3 miles of Broadway bike and bus lanes. (Denver PostDenver7)
  • Today RTD will celebrate the 25th anniversary of light rail opening in Denver. (RTD)
  • CPR talks to CDOT’s new head, Shoshana Lew. (CPR)
  • Proposition CC would fund education and transportation by allowing people to forgo TABOR refunds: Arguments for and against. (Denver Post)
  • Opinion in favor of Proposition CC (Colorado Sentinel) and against (Denver Post)
  • As hipsters move to Brighton Boulevard, the Suncor refinery may face pressure to clean up its act. (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 45 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Friday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: Drivers killed two motorcyclists, bringing Denver’s total fatalities to 61. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Motorcyclists make up 20 percent of Colorado traffic fatalities. (Pagosa Daily Post)
  • The Broadway bike lane and dedicated transitway could be “ready for construction” next year, but the project is not fully funded. (Denver Post) (Take the community survey)
  • As Denver and RTD push for dedicated bus lanes, a race among bus riders, cyclists and pedestrians showed that buses were the slowest. (Fox 31)
  • On November 5, Denver voters will decide if the city should create a transportation department to “take on more responsibility for bus and train service amid a new urban era. (Denver Post)
  • Commuters expressed frustration with RTD in the first of many telephone town halls. (CBS4)
  • More on “Reimagine RTD,” the study to improve transit service. (Colorado Politics)
  • All lanes of U.S. 36 have opened after the bridge collapse. (Denver7)
  • One of Denver’s best bike mechanics is a woman. Samantha Roshanaee repairs bikes at Green Mountain Sports in Lakewood. (5280)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

Urbanism & Environment

  • Profile: After 10 years in a federal prison, Bernard Hurley became a real estate developer. His new plans for RiNO would add parks, hundreds of housing units, three music venues and space for nonprofits. (Denverite)
  • The growth cap Lakewood voters approved in July, is “climate arson,” “the effects of which disproportionately fall on those who can’t afford expensive detached homes, and people of color,” according to analysis in The Urbanist. (The Urbanist)
  • Near a Globeville rail stop, a real estate developer proposed a big box store with two towers on top, one with 15 stories dedicated to office space, another 14 stories tall for 180 units of housing. (Business Denver)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 57 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 53 Moderate.

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Bella Rivera holds the hand of her mother Esther on her their way to school. "My daughter knows you need to hold onto me. Drivers don't care." Photo: Andy Bosselman

Thursday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Eyes on the Street: Denver must do more to protect kids at a Montbello Kindergarten. (Streetsblog Denver)

Proposition CC

  • Gov. Polis launched a campaign yesterday to support Proposition CC, a ballot initiative that would allow Coloradans to give up tax refunds that average $37. The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights mandates the refunds. Weakening TABOR would allow the state to split the funds among education and transportation. (Denver Post, Colorado SunCBS4)

Other news

  • Colorado’s new vulnerable road user law was used in the arrest of Jennifer LeMaire, 45, who is accused of slamming her Range Rover into a bicyclist in Boulder. (Denver7)
  • With nearly 30% of RTD’s light rail operator positions open, just two drivers taking time off “forced (RTD) to cancel services all around town.” (9 News)
  • RTD’s driver shortage: “It’s our biggest challenge,” said CEO Dave Genova. (CBS4)
  • Ridership is falling, budgets are tightening and rail projects never seem to end. So, RTD wants to “reimagine” itself. (CPR)
  • RTD seeks public comments as it develops a two-year plan to revamp the system. (9 News)
  • After RTD’s board debate, Denver loses the Medal of Honor Museum to Arlington, Texas. (CPR, CBS4)
  • CDOT appoints Steve Harelson to its chief engineer job. (Colorado Politics)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 36 Good. Yesterday’s max: 42 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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People bustle on the 16th St. Mall as the Free MallRide arrives at a stop on April 14. Photo: Andy Bosselman

Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • As Car2Go pulls out of Denver, revenue plummets at the local nonprofit eGo Carshare. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Open Thread: Where in Denver do you want a pedestrian mall? (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Today RTD will unveil its two-year “Reimagine RTD” plan to revamp the transit system. The agency will host a telephone town hall with CEO Dave Genova tonight at 6 p.m. (Denver Post)
  • With 61 unfilled driver positions, RTD continues to cancel rail service daily. (9 NewsDenver7)
  • Denver Public Schools warns parents of a possible driver sick-out after the DA declined to file charges in a case where a parent allegedly punched a bus operator. (Denver Post)
  • High rises could fill parking lots on Sherman Street at 16th Street downtown if City Council approves a zoning change after 78 earlier meetings. (Denver7)
  • Fort Collins businesses complain about parking spots that will be lost if the city builds a “flexible street” that could be transformed into a car-free plaza for events. (Coloradoan)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 21 Good. Yesterday’s max: 32 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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