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Jul 17, 2018

Mayor emphasizes plan to add 125 bike lanes during State of the City address

n a push to make Denver less reliant on cars, Mayor Michael Hancock reiterated his plan to increase bike lanes by more than 60 percent over the next 5 years.

Jul 16, 2018

Denver cracking down on unlicensed short-term rentals

"Denver is not anti-short-term rentals,” said Eric Escudero with the City of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses. “We're just making sure you get a license, you follow the rules and we can make sure you're not creating a nuisance for your neighbors."

Jul 16, 2018

Denver Public Library now offers free, Netflix-style streaming

Public libraries have always offered the best value in books, given their free memberships and vast collections. But they’re also a growing destination for ebooks, digital music and streaming movies, which have increasingly replaced physical collections amid tight budgets and shrinking shelf space.

Jul 16, 2018

Denver's New Police Chief Paul Pazen on Use of Force, His Legacy

Twitter email Print Article AA Denver's newest police chief is all about the thin blue line. The symbol that law enforcement uses to explain its role as the line of defense against complete anarchy adorns Paul Pazen's watch — and his wedding ring.

Jul 16, 2018

New Colorado bike legislation provides framework for bike intersection behavior, but leaves decision to implement to local communities

Piep van Heuven is well aware of the concerns many drivers have over sharing the road with bicyclists. Perhaps one of the biggest is the “rolling stop” — a common practice in which riders crawl toward a stop sign without actually coming to a halt.

Jul 13, 2018

New Denver Police Department Chief names command staff

New Denver police Chief Paul Pazen named the top people in his new command staff, putting a Denver-centric look on the department. Pazen, who was sworn in Monday, also structured his command staff differently than his predecessor by appointing one deputy chief and naming three others as division chiefs. While everyone in the command staff, including Pazen, was born in Denver, the upper ranks represent the diversity of the city with a racial and gender mix.

Jul 12, 2018

RTD is getting closer on the G Line. Here’s what we know.

Here’s the good news: RTD is planning an event to announce the opening date of the G Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge. The bad news is that we don’t know when we’ll know. But the transit agency is preparing for the rollout of the long-delayed commuter rail line, as shown in public documents discussed by the RTD Board of Directors this week.

Jul 12, 2018

Proposed RTD fare increases, including to the cost of an A-Line ticket, get public hearing

Starting next week, the Regional Transportation District will host eight open houses throughout the metro area to present potential changes to bus and train-line fares that would take effect in 2019. The meetings will start with a get-together in Boulder on Monday evening and wrap up with an open house in Thornton on July 26. There will also be meetings in Englewood (July 18), Lakewood (July 19), Montbello (July 21), Aurora (July 23), South Denver (July 24), and downtown Denver (July 25).

Jul 12, 2018

More than a dozen RTD bus routes, including 16th Street Mall shuttle, to see reduced service starting next month

Starting late next month, if the 16th Street Mall shuttle seems to come by a little less often than normal during the weekday lunch hour, that’s because it will be on a lighter schedule. The iconic downtown line, whose frequency will be reduced by half, to every 3 minutes, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, is one of more than a dozen bus lines in the Regional Transportation District’s sprawling system that will be seeing reduced service starting Aug. 26.

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