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Yesterday
A Pew Stateline article tackles the challenges of reducing carbon emissions from transportation compared to electricity generation and looks at recent initiatives announced by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee aimed at decarbonizing transportation.
Pew Stateline
January 15, 2020, 8am PST
Denver and Los Angeles kicked the new year off by committing to the enforcement of a sleeping ban and sweeping away a large homeless encampment, respectively.
The Denver Post
January 2, 2020, 8am PST
In Golden, Colorado, residents want to keep a parcel of land as open space, but it could come with a hefty price tag.
The Denver Post
January 1, 2020, 7am PST
This article pitches Colorado's new commercial marijuana regulations, including making more space for public consumption, as a way for the state to keep up with California.
The Know
December 26, 2019, 11am PST
The idea of road improvement catering only to cars and congestion didn't pass muster on Quebec Street in Denver. A new plan for the heavily used, but narrow, corridor will prioritize pedestrians, safety, and transit.
Denverite
December 23, 2019, 12pm PST
Denver transit riders are bearing the brunt of the region's lack of transit drivers.
The Denver Post
December 11, 2019, 10am PST
As housing prices rise all over the country, quickly growing states like Colorado, Idaho, and Utah are transforming in ways some residents didn't anticipate or desire. Such circumstances are a breeding ground for anti-development politics.
Pew Stateline
November 24, 2019, 11am PST
The Colorado Department of Transportation will spend big on highway projects over the next three years.
The Denver Post
November 22, 2019, 9am PST
Publically-owned bikeshare company B-Cycle will be scrapped and eventually be replaced, and the city is also planning to overhaul it's pilot dockless bike and scooter rental program.
The Denver Post
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
November 1, 2019, 9am PDT
Colorado voters will have the chance to both legalize gambling and tax the new industry for revenue to contribute some of the money necessary to implement the state's water plan.
CPR News
October 9, 2019, 11am PDT
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
October 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A law approved by the Denver City Council this week makes it much easier to build tiny homes in Denver.
The Denver Post
October 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A group of organizers in the small town of Elizabeth, Colorado (population 1,700) wants to recall its entire City Council as an act of defiance in the face of rapid change and growth.
The Denver Post
October 4, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reimagine RTD initiative will imagine the future of transit service in the Denver region. Already a debate has begun about which direction the RTD should take.
The Denver Post
October 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Traffic safety advocates are hoping that a $32 million street redesign project on Brighton Boulevard can provide a model for other wide arterials in the city.
Denverite
October 3, 2019, 8am PDT
The owner of three centrally located parking lots in Denver is seeking a zoning change that would leverage affordable housing for free future development from height restrictions.
The Denver Post
October 1, 2019, 10am PDT
Colorado transportation officials are making plans for a major overhaul of a five-mile stretch of Interstate 25, one of Colorado’s busiest highway corridors.
The Denver Post
October 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Pedestrian malls, a common urban design goal of the 1960s and 1970s have so fallen out of fashion that failed examples from history are cited as boogeyman like "bridges to nowhere" and "big digs."
Curbed
September 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Lakewood is taking an aggressive approach to homeless people sleeping in cars on public streets.
The Denver Post