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Jun 05, 2018

Dockless Bike-Share Launched in Denver Three Weeks Ago. How’s It Going?

The one-year trial, which has the blessing of Denver Public Works, is a partnership between DU and Ofo, a Chinese start-up that operates dockless bike-share in Aurora and in cities around the world. Only people with a DU email address can register, but they can ride and park the bikes on city streets well beyond the campus boundaries. B-Cycle vacated the area in 2016, and the pilot gives students, faculty, and other employees a bike-share option again.

Jun 05, 2018

You asked: What can Denver do to become more walkable?

Denverite member Thomas Lucas asked, “How can Denver become more pedestrian friendly? It seems the city talks a good game on this but it doesn’t yet walk the walk. Pun intended.” It turns out that kind of civic transformation can take a lot. It’s as much an issue of reshaping our ideas about what a city should be as it is a physical challenge.

Jun 05, 2018

Uber vows again to improve passenger safety

On Monday, the company sent an email to its app users emphasizing its commitment to improving driver screening and passenger safety. The company also outlined a list of safety features it began rolling out earlier this year. The features include the ability to share trip details with "trusted contacts," a button to call 911 from within the app, as well as a pledge to re-run background checks on drivers each year.

Jun 05, 2018

Denver leaders still trying to decide whether to allow beer in parks

Under a proposed new policy and a new state law, Denver Parks and Recreation may stop allowing people to drink beer at city parks, unless it’s part of a permitted event, according to spokesperson Cyndi Karvaski.

Jun 01, 2018

Do bike lanes alongside car traffic scare you?

Denver has quickly expanded its official bike network in recent years with painted bike lanes, including more miles that offer some kind of buffer or protection from cars and trucks. That growth isn’t happening rapidly enough for some bike advocates, but the proliferation of pathways poses another challenge: Some bike lanes and city-endorsed bike routes, while often plotted along secondary streets such as East 16th Avenue, still direct cyclists to ride along busy auto routes.

Jun 01, 2018

Sign up for FREE Learn to Compost Classes

Spring is here, and it’s time to take your recycling and gardening efforts to the next level by learning how to compost in your own backyard. Get started today by signing up for one of Denver Recycles’ and Denver Urban Gardens’ free Learn to Backyard Compost classes. These hands-on classes will show you just how easy and fun it is to make your own compost from food scraps and yard debris such as leaves, brush, and even weeds.

Jun 01, 2018

A Denverite’s Guide to Composting

Even though Denverites are recycling and composting more and more each year, an alarming amount of “good stuff” (otherwise known as recyclable and compostable material) is still ending up in Denver’s landfill. Denver Recycles offers several tools to help Denver residents reduce the amount of material ending up in Denver’s trash. Not every approach is feasible or appropriate for every home, but there is something that can work for everyone. To maximize the benefits of keeping this “good stuff” out of the landfill, Denver Recycles encourages residents to choose the best compost option for your home outlined below.

May 30, 2018

Uber Adds 911 Panic Button For Users

In an effort to offer its users a greater sense of safety, the Uber ride sharing service has enhanced its app so riders can call 911 directly should an emergency arise. The enhancement, which was announced by the company on Tuesday, comes as it has had to fend off reports of passengers assaults during rides.

May 30, 2018

City Offers Chance To Weigh In On Search For New Police Chief

The search for Denver’s next police chief is underway, and residents have a chance to weigh in. The City of Denver will host five community input meetings, to allow people to share what attributes they would like to see in the new leader.

May 24, 2018

Denver launches 1st round of projects funded by $937M bond package

Denver is ready to go with the first round of projects to be financed through the $937 million bond package approved by voters last fall. The initial $193 million set of projects — including a major remodel of the Denver Art Museum’s North Building — was OK’d by the City Council this week. They also include renovations at Denver Health, Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver jail system and several city parks as well as construction of bike lanes and road and bridge improvements among others, according to the city

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