Today students at the University of Denver attempted driving a tricycle around traffic cones while texting. Distractions were added to other games, like corn hole, putt putt and perfection, as a part of the “Distraction Games,” an event state transportation officials organized in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years. This summer’s work includes nine projects, most in lower-income areas outside of the city center. As the city finally accelerates the expansion of its bike network, advocates expressed support.
Want to know why people are ditching the bus in Denver while ridership is growing in Seattle, Houston and Columbus? Now there’s a way for activists, academics and policymakers to compare what’s not working in one city to what’s driving success in other places. It's a new web tool that makes it easier to map, visualize and crunch data.
When bike advocates push for changes to the streets, they do no analysis on the impact it will have on inequality.
As fewer people ride transit — in Denver and across the country — local governments and transit agencies blame a number of factors without discussing speed of service. But slow buses, combined with other elements of poor service, are a critical factor in declining transit ridership across the country.
A new report calls for the removal of America's 10 worst urban highways, including Interstate 70 through Denver’s mostly Latino neighborhoods of Elyria, Swansea, and Globeville. Local activists see the report as a chance to renew their calls to stop the project — especially after electing Gov. Polis, who campaigned on cutting vehicle emissions and increasing mass transit.
Denver wants its own Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, shifting the Department of Public Works' primary focus to transportation — while keeping its duties over over solid waste and water treatment.
The G-Line train from Denver Union Station to Arvada and Wheat Ridge will finally open April 26 after more than two years of delays. Like the University of Colorado A-Line, glitches in the positive train control system caused the line to fail federal safety standards. But federal approvals finally arrived late last week.
RTD will upgrade bus stops, add bus shelters and install safety upgrades at 37 bus stops for the 15 & 15L along East Colfax. Changes to the street will boost pedestrian safety and accelerate bus trips, too.