David cut his teeth covering transportation, development, politics, education, and art in D.C. He's covered sustainable transportation for Streetsblog since 2015 and has lived in Denver's Cheesman Park neighborhood since 2012.
The auto industry probably loves Colorado’s enthusiastic embrace of automated vehicles. But if decision-makers bet on robo-cars as a transportation panacea, to the exclusion of proven urban transportation solutions, they risk repeating past mistakes that hollowed out urban centers and deepened our dependence on cars. We can make our city streets safer and more efficient today […]
In an 11 to 1 vote, the council allowed for walkable housing development mixed with offices and retail, all while scrapping parking requirements within a half-mile of the train stop.
The Vision Zero Coalition wants to make sure Denver Public Works doesn't water down the walking and biking improvements planned for Washington Street in Globeville, which will be reconstructed -- and like so many other Denver street projects, widened -- as part of the bond package voters approved in November.
For a city full of people who enjoy carving down mountains of snow in frigid temperatures with the wind in their faces, biking a few miles to and from work in the winter should be a cinch — especially with our dry and often balmy weather. The hard part of changing your daily commute behavior […]
More changes should be on the way. "We need to look at everything — everything we can do to make the roadway safer," said Colorado DOT Executive Director Michael Lewis.
The coming year will be about holding the Hancock administration accountable for its commitments to making the city more walkable.