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...has at least several weeks to go. By all means, enjoy the block party at 35th and Brighton after the grip-and-grin — local businesses have endured 20 months of construction and could...
Denver Drivers Have Killed 5 People Walking and Biking Since May 30. Police Still Haven’t Said What Caused the Crashes.
...after 5 p.m., an unidentified driver hit a woman walking near the intersection of 15th Street and Welton Street downtown. The Denver medical examiner identified the victim as Elsie Steffany, 55. Steffany was crossing...
Later that day, at about 10:30 a.m., an unidentified driver struck and killed someone walking, also unidentified, on Federal Boulevard near Harvard Avenue. That’s the extent of the information available.
Both pedestrians, David Williams and an unidentified victim, were killed on Wednesday, May 30 — Williams near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Leyden Street, and the other person near 14th and Welton. Charges are pending in both cases, according to the Denver Police Department.
Denver PD responded to 464 traffic crashes, pushing that number past 10,000 for the year. One of those crashes took the life of motorist Virginia Richardson, who was killed by another driver near 1st and Knox.
Victor Barela was crossing the street at Evans Avenue and Bryant Street a little before 1 a.m. on May 25 when a driver hit and killed him, then drove away. The Denver Police Department arrested 22-year-old Isaac Paz in connection with the crime.
What if the huge and unnecessary interchange where Colfax Avenue and Federal Boulevard converge was replaced by streets scaled for people? What if, instead of cars and smog, the 29-acre “cloverleaf” contained homes and parks?
All this hulking car infrastructure is overbuilt and unwarranted. Fewer vehicles pass through the interchange on an average weekday — 18,715 — than the at-grade intersection of Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard — 27,018 — according to traffic counts from Denver Public Works.
The victim who died was 59-year-old Victor Barela, who was walking near Evans Avenue and Bryant Street when a driver hit and killed him. Denver police have arrested Isaac Paz, 22, in connection with the hit-and-run.
Lime will hold demos for the public and the media at 12:30 pm at Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 South Broadway.
Currently on 35th at Newton and Raleigh, there are only stop signs on the side streets. Adding the traffic circles...
People walking will meet at Rude Park at 6:30 and walk a loop that culminates back at the park for a ceremony. People on bikes will meet at the Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center (1339 S Federal Blvd.) at 6:30 and follow a bike route to the park, where the victims’ names will be read.
...of a small-scale bike-share operation at Focus Points, a family resource center at 48th and Columbine. Soulin works there as a family development specialist. “So I’ve had to explain to...
Bulb-outs at 19th and Sherman. Photo: David Sachs
We’ll explore that question and others at our next event, “Women’s Movement: A Streetsblog Denver Conversation.” It’s on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St.
At 15th and Arapahoe, for example, the developer built 847 parking spaces for a skyscraper built atop a surface...
...red at 10 intersections, says Jeff Becker, a service development manager with the transit agency. Colfax at Quebec, Clarkson, Downing, Grant, Josephine, York, Lincoln, Logan, Park, and Washington all received the treatment...