Tuesday’s Headlines

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  • Six people hospitalized after two-vehicle crash near Colorado Springs (The Gazette)
  • Man accused of killing a 13-year-old and wounding three other people in a June road rage shooting denied more time to enter a plea. (AP)
  • Number of DUI arrests falls after CDOT cut nearly all funds it once provided to law enforcement agencies for high-visibility enforcement events. (Summit Daily)
  • Denver City Council approves scooters on streets and in bike lanes; companies will be allowed to expand their fleets (Denverite); but the micro-mobility devices will no longer be allowed on sidewalks. (5280)
  • Urbanist Chris Jones’ new video series of unfortunate intersections calls out pedestrian crossing at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. (Denver7)
  • With the support of Mayor Hancock and the city council, Denver delays expansion of life-saving automated enforcement program after Councilman Kevin Flynn and his wife spend a weekend timing yellow lights. (Denver Post)
  • Denver eliminates parking meter fees for handicapped drivers. (CBS4)
  • RTD surveying residents and commuters about  plans for bus rapid transit service along Diagonal Highway between Longmont and Boulder. (Daily Camera) (Survey)
  • New Amtrak CEO may continue railroad’s focus on urban areas, potentially threatening the Southwest Chief line, which stops at Lamar, La Junta, and Trinidad. (HPPR)
  • Denver Hilltop residents flex their NIMBY muscles, persuade council to defeat 23-home development. (Denverite)
  • Event Tomorrow: Denver Streets Congress. (WalkDenver)
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Monday’s Headlines

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  • Driver Killed Woman Walking on Federal Blvd. Near Regis University Last Night (Denver Post)
  • Raymond Hansford, 72-Year-Old Man Identified as Person Killed in Last Week’s Crash Near Colfax and Federal (9 News)
  • Colorado DUI Arrests During High Enforcement Periods Fell to 7,723, Down From 10,350 in 2017 (AP)
  • Boulder Daily Camera Readers Sound off on RTD’s New Fares (Daily Camera)
  • Today the Aurora City Council Will Consider Ordinance That Would Ban Smoking at Bus Stops, Violators Could Face $2,250 Fine and up to One Year in Jail (Colorado Sentinel)
  • Since 2014, 12-Minutes Cut From Peak I-70 Driving Time Between Vail to Denver (Denver Post)
  • Federal Grant Will Bring Track Improvements and Positive Train Control to Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Line, Which Passes Through Southern Colorado (Fowler Tribune)
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Are RTD's High Fares Bad for Denverites?

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This opinion piece responds to last week’s Streetsblog story: Denver’s New Bus and Train Fares Are the Most Expensive in the Nation.  RTD’s fares just went up, and they are high. An adult cash ticket with local service is now $3.00, up from $2.60, making RTD’s fare one of the highest across the country. But […]

Friday’s Headlines

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  • A Person Walking Was Hit by a Person Driving Yesterday in Co Springs, and the Only Coverage it Got Was a Tweet, and Being Listed in the Traffic Synopsis on the Gazette
  • Man Was Found Laying Unresponsive in the Road with Injuries, Later Died at the Hospital. Police Say They Are Unable to Provide Any Information (Denver7)
  • Decatur-Federal Station Reopened After Closures Yesterday Morning Due to Police Activity (DenPo)
  • After Voters Approved $937 Million in General Obligation Bonds in 2017, Project ‘Elevate Denver’ Commenced Yesterday- Which Will Fill in Missing Gaps in Sidewalk Infrastructure in Denver (Denverite)
  • That Bike Theft Headline from Yesterday May be a Bit Fishy. Same Owner Reported a Veeery Similar Incident in Florida in 2016 (DailyCamera)
  • The City is Selling 200 Parking Spots in the Cherry Creek Parking Garage Next to Whole Foods; Developer Wants to Build Apartments, Retail, Dining and a “European Plaza” (Denverite)
  • After Voters Decided to Get Rid of Them, Aurora’s Red Light Cameras are Coming Down – Even after Generating $2 Million (CBS4)
  • US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon Closed Next Week for Rock Slide Prevention Project (DenPo)
  • CDOT and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center Are Installing Avalanche Mitigation Pods Designed to Make Highways Safer. Plus The Pods Look Like Spaceships, So That’s Cool (CBS4)
  • Ski Train Takes its First Trip Today From Union Station to Winter Park (CBS4)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

Thursday’s Headlines

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  • A Driver Hit and Killed a Person Walking this Morning on West Colfax (Fox31)
  • CDOT is Conducting a Load Test on Surrounding Highways by Completely Shutting Down I-70 Tomorrow Night (Denverite)
  • A Councilman Went and Timed Yellow Lights at Three Intersections, Causing the City to Pause and Reconsider Plan to Add Red-Light Cameras to These Spots. He Recommends Longer Yellow Lights and Less Tickets (DenPo)
  • Colorado Boulevard at I-25 is Reopened After Water Main Break Flooded the Street and Froze (DenPo)
  • Someone Stole Dozens of Bikes from a Boulder Bike Shop on New Years Day; Insert Sad Face Here (DenPo)
  •  Restaurateur in Uptown is Looking to Develop a Parking Lot on 17th Ave (Business Den)
  • Non-Profit Bike Shop that Puts Urban Kids on Bikes is Having Trouble Keeping up With Raised Costs on Replacement Parts Due to Trade War (Denver7)
  • The Day Before Christmas, People Gathered to Honor Those Who Died on the Streets in 2018 (The Voice)
  • Lafayette City Council Approved Agreement With Louisville to Build Railroad Crossing “Quiet Zones” Between the Two Cities (Daily Camera)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

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