3 days ago

Denver Officials to Celebrate (Unfinished) Brighton Blvd Transformation Today

...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 Officials to Celebrate (Unfinished) Brighton Blvd Transformation Today
    This afternoon, reps from the Hancock administration and elected officials will cut the ribbon at the " Brighton Boulevard Grand Opening." The Brighton Boulevard bikeway is the most significant piece of bicycle infrastructure since Denver's first parking-protected bike lanes were installed back in 2015.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Jun 13

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.

    Denver Drivers Have Killed 5 People Walking and Biking Since May 30. Police Still Haven't Said What Caused the Crashes.
    It's been a deadlier-than-usual two weeks for people walking and biking in Denver. Yet the Denver Police Department still hasn't released basic information on crashes that claimed the lives of five people since May 30. Streetsblog has requested police reports and information on motorist speed and who had the right-of-way at the moment of impact, but Denver PD has not provided those specifics.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Jun 05

Last Week: Drivers Killed 2 People Walking, Injured 1, and Hurt 2 Bicyclists on Denver Streets

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.

    Last Week: Drivers Killed 2 People Walking, Injured 1, and Hurt 2 Bicyclists on Denver Streets
    Between May 27 and June 2, drivers killed two people walking, seriously injured another, and hurt two people on bikes. A driver was also killed in a collision. Both pedestrians, David Williams and an unidentified victim, were killed on Wednesday, May 30 - Williams near Martin Luther King Jr.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Jun 04

Remembering Victor Barela, Killed While Walking By a Hit-and-Run Driver

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.

    Remembering Victor Barela, Killed While Walking By a Hit-and-Run Driver
    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.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

May 31

Sunday: Reimagine the Colfax-Federal Cloverleaf Interchange as a Place for People, Not Cars

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.

    Sunday: Reimagine the Colfax-Federal Cloverleaf Interchange as a Place for People, Not Cars
    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? You can get a feel for the possibilities on Sunday from 11 a.m.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

May 30

Last Week: Drivers Seriously Injured Five People Walking and Killed a Sixth — Victor Barela

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.

    Last Week: Drivers Seriously Injured Five People Walking and Killed a Sixth - Victor Barela
    Between May 20 and May 26, drivers killed one person walking and injured five others on Denver streets. One motorcyclist and one driver also suffered life-changing injuries. Denver PD responded to 523 traffic collisions - 108 on Friday alone.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

May 25

Electric Scooter-Share Arrived in Denver This Morning

Lime will hold demos for the public and the media at 12:30 pm at Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 South Broadway.

    Electric Scooter-Share Arrived in Denver This Morning
    Before dawn on Friday, Lime deployed nearly 500 electric scooters throughout Denver. The first 30 minutes on the scooters, dubbed Lime-S, cost $1, and the price is 15 cents per minute after that. They max out at about 15 mph.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

May 18

In a First for Denver, Neighborhood Traffic Circles Coming to West Highland

Currently on 35th at Newton and Raleigh, there are only stop signs on the side streets. Adding the traffic circles...

    In a First for Denver, Neighborhood Traffic Circles Coming to West Highland
    Denver Public Works will finally install neighborhood traffic circles at three intersections on West 35th Avenue this July, three years after plans were first drawn up. This design is part of DPW's plan to make 35th a "neighborhood bikeway" with calmer traffic.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

May 10

Wednesday: Join the Ride and Walk of Silence to Remember Victims of Traffic Violence

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.

    Wednesday: Join the Ride and Walk of Silence to Remember Victims of Traffic Violence
    Until relatively recently, many Denver decision-makers saw people dying while walking, biking, and driving as a cost of doing business. The result has been a city desensitized to traffic violence that treats victims as statistics - if that.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

May 09

In a Bike-Share Desert, Elyria Swansea Bicycle Library Gives Kids, Families Freedom to Ride

...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...

    In a Bike-Share Desert, Elyria Swansea Bicycle Library Gives Kids, Families Freedom to Ride
    When Grace Soulen tells some families about the new bike library in north Denver's Elyria Swansea neighborhood, it literally doesn't translate. "I think it's a great resource but I've noticed that people don't seem to know right off the bat what a bike library is, especially in Spanish," Soulin said Tuesday during the grand opening of a small-scale bike-share operation at Focus Points, a family resource center at 48th and Columbine.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Apr 19

Eyes on the Street: 19th and 20th Avenues Go Two-Way — Plus Protected Bike Lanes Uptown

Bulb-outs at 19th and Sherman. Photo: David Sachs

    Eyes on the Street: 19th and 20th Avenues Go Two-Way - Plus Protected Bike Lanes Uptown
    Denver Public Works repurposes a car lane for people on bikes. Grant and Logan streets will go two-way later this spring. Denver Public Works wrapped up a set of safety improvements on 19th and 20th avenues today, converting them from speedy one-way roads to people-friendly two-way streets.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Apr 18

Join Us May 10 for a Conversation About Women’s Movement in Denver

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.

    Join Us May 10 for a Conversation About Women's Movement in Denver
    Denver's transportation system should work equally well for everybody, but it doesn't. And one of those inequalities breaks along gender lines. Women bike to work less than men in Denver. "Walkability" has a different meaning for women than it does for men, according to researchers at Stanford.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Apr 17

Denver7 Got It Wrong: Parking Is Proliferating Downtown, Not Shrinking

At 15th and Arapahoe, for example, the developer built 847 parking spaces for a skyscraper built atop a surface...

    Denver7 Got It Wrong: Parking Is Proliferating Downtown, Not Shrinking
    On Friday, local ABC affiliate Denver7 aired a news segment about the effect of growth on the downtown parking supply. The gist of the story was this: Useful buildings are supplanting surface parking lots, and that means fewer places to park cars. If only!
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Apr 13

Add East Colfax to the List of Streets Getting Transit Signal Priority for Faster Buses

...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...

    Add East Colfax to the List of Streets Getting Transit Signal Priority for Faster Buses
    Yesterday Streetsblog reported that the Regional Transportation District and Denver Public Works will speed up buses on six streets by giving them more green lights as they approach intersections. Make that seven. East Colfax Avenue, Denver's busiest street for buses, received the "transit signal priority" treatment this week.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

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