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New Colorado Fossil Fuel Fee Will Fund Transit

Lawmakers say the agreement prevents a drawn-out legislative battle and establishes a new source of transit funding.

May 2, 2024 - Colorado Public Radio

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Public Transit Could Link Denver to Red Rocks Amphitheater

The venue, located just outside the city, currently lacks transit access.

March 24, 2024 - 9 News

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Denver Canal Trail to Receive $100 Million Upgrade

The funding will support maintenance and repair projects along the 71-mile High Line Canal.

March 21, 2024 - 5280

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Colorado Zoning Reform Yields Slow Results — For Now

An ambitious set of zoning reforms largely fell flat as developers rushed to submit project applications before new affordable housing requirements took effect.

March 11, 2024 - The Denver Post

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Denver Road Safety Advocates Call for Banning Right Turns on Red

The city could join others that have ended the practice, which contributes to the high number of pedestrian deaths.

February 20, 2024 - ABC 7

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Denver Road Fatalities at Record High in 2023

The city says it is accelerating its Vision Zero initiative to improve road safety for pedestrians and vulnerable road users.

January 18, 2024 - The Denver Gazette

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Opening of Denver’s New Freeway Cap Park Triggers Gentrification Fears

Local residents fear rising housing costs and displacement with the opening of a new four-acre park built on a deck bridge over the newly reconstructed and widened I-70 interstate.

December 15, 2023 - High Country News

Passengers boarding a blue Flatiron Flyer BRT bus in Denver, Colorado.

Denver to Get New BRT Routes

Construction on several new rapid bus lines will begin in 2024.

November 15, 2023 - CBS News

Cyclist with dog passing through a small neighborhood traffic circle in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Could Put Pause on New Traffic Circles

The city’s fire department has asked for a moratorium on new traffic circles, installed as a traffic calming mechanism.

October 3, 2023 - The Denver Gazette

Google street view of two-story brick and stucco apartment building in Sun Valley neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.

Does Branding Play a Role in Redevelopment?

One Denver neighborhood’s massive redevelopment project includes a branding element. Is it necessary?

September 21, 2023 - Fast Company

Close-up of blue "Slow Down - Shared Street" sign on orange and white barricade in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Plans to Make Some Open Streets Permanent

The city is moving to institutionalize segments of streets that were successfully pedestrianized during the pandemic.

September 13, 2023 - The Denver Post

Nighttime view of bus stop in Denver, Colorado

Denver Leaders Take BRT Notes in Minneapolis

More cities are leaning into bus rapid transit, a faster, cheaper alternative to light rail-based rapid transit systems.

August 23, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio

A conceptual rendering of a bus stop and bus-only lane on a downtown street.

Land Use Changes Could Improve Walkability Along Bus Rapid Transit Corridor in Denver

Denver councilmembers are proposing an overhaul of land use regulations along a long stretch of East Colfax Avenue—the route of a planned Bus Rapid Transit line expected to open in 2026.

July 20, 2023 - Denverite

Denver City Hall building with green lawn and red flowers in front, Denver, Colorado

Denver Makes ADU Rules More Flexible

The city hopes adjusting its regulations for accessory dwelling units will make the process more affordable for residents and help ease the city’s housing crunch.

June 7, 2023 - Denverite

Denver, Colorado skyline with park and lake in foreground and mountains in background

Denver Residents Lack Transit Access to Local Parks

Despite an early plan to run rail lines to the city’s mountain parks, they are not easily accessible to Denverites without cars.

April 17, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio

Denver Rail

Denver-Area Rail Service Disruptions Expected During Maintenance Work

RTD is beginning maintenance on retaining walls along its southeastern light rail lines that is expected to last roughly six months.

April 4, 2023 - The Denver Post

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Austin Scores Highest on Pandemic Recovery; Bay Area and Baltimore Lowest

The Bay Area Council and CBRE created an economic tracker to measure how well the nation's 25 largest metropolitan areas have recovered from the public health restrictions imposed on their regions at the onset of the pandemic.

March 5, 2023 - Bay City News Foundation

RTD train Denver

Denver Transit Proposal Could Lower Fares, Make Transit Free for Youth

The agency released a draft plan to eliminate regional zones, make airport trips more affordable, and reduce fares systemwide.

February 16, 2023 - The Denver Post

Blue Denver Connector transit van with wheelchair lift

On-Demand Transit Supplements Denver-Area Bus and Rail

Residents in far-flung parts of the region can connect to rail and bus lines and access local destinations through an on-demand service called the Denver Connector.

January 5, 2023 - The Denver Post

Two bike riders on trail in part with Denver, Colorado skyline in background

Denver Evaluates Success of E-Bike Rebate

The program proved extremely popular with Denver residents, opening up biking as a transportation mode to more people.

December 21, 2022 - The Washington Post

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