If Denver is serious about reducing the number of people who need to be remembered at candlelight vigils, we need bold action on street safety. We need more red-light cameras.
Drivers asleep at the wheel seriously injured 900 people in Colorado last year, an increase of 33 percent over 2017 — and the actual number could be much higher.
A city contractor installed new bus-only lanes on 15th Street Downtown last night. The move is expected to accelerate buses up to 42 percent. And if buses become faster and more reliable, people may start to ditch cars in favor of buses.
The Department of Public works installed rubber curbs and plastic posts to create “corner wedges” within five intersections on the 15th Street bikeway downtown earlier this month. The pilot project aims to slow drivers as they turn left at intersections, helping to ensure they yield to bicyclists and pedestrians.
"We all need to do the seemingly impossible,” said 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg at a climate strike in Denver today.
A city council member used the annual Walk to School Day photo op to demand that the city do more to protect kids when the best it could do was install a crosswalk 20 months after a child was hit in front of the Escalante-Biggs Academy in Montbello.
Car2Go may only be the beginning of the demise of car sharing in Denver. The local nonprofit eGo Carshare saw a 21 percent decline in revenue in 2017 compared to 2014.