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Jan 25, 2018

Deadline for free and low-cost trees in less than a month

The Park People, a Denver nonprofit, is reminding residents it's time to apply! Applications for the Denver Digs Trees program’s free and low-cost trees are due February 15. Organizers say the program is already started to sell out of certain species. They say planting new trees is a good way to offset the expected impact of the emerald ash borer.

Jan 25, 2018

Denver and RTD release recommended 16th Street Mall Design

Say goodbye to the center median on the 16th Street Mall. Say hello to more trees and more space for pedestrians on the sidewalks along the iconic downtown thoroughfare. That’s the recommendation, released Wednesday, from the city of Denver and the Regional Transportation District as urban planners ramp up a multiyear effort to overhaul one of the city’s most heavily used and highly visited corridors.

Jan 25, 2018

Denver, RTD recommend moving MallRide to the middle of 16th Street

Bus lanes could move to the center of the 16th Street Mall, making more room for pedestrians and restaurant patios, if a new proposal from RTD and the City of Denver is approved. The new plans are a refinement of a design proposed back in October 2017, with changes made based on input from downtown workers, businesses on the mall and the broader community.

Jan 25, 2018

Autonomous Shuttle Will Take Passengers to Airport

Denver, Colorado recently partnered with Panasonic to develop smart-city solutions, ones that incorporate technology to improve infrastructure. The collaboration will drive a new Transit-oriented Development (TOD) project that will connect commuter hub Pena Station with Denver International Airport. TOD will create a vibrant, modern, smart and sustainable community. The project was designed to turn a 400-acre stretch of land near the Denver International Airport into a smart city.

Jan 23, 2018

RTD Reduces Light Rail Service to Five Points and Beyond

Why would RTD reduce service to one of the boom areas of Denver? There are apartments, condos and new homes being built throughout Five Points, Curtis Park and RiNo; this is an area that by the city’s own estimates (not to mention design) will be far more populous in only a few years. That means a lot for the city's infrastructure, including that mass-transit options for the area will only become more important, not less.

Jan 23, 2018

Reminder: You Don’t Have to Drive to the Slopes

Alot of Denverites tell me they would live car-free in the city if only they could get to the mountains without one. The Colorado Public Interest Research Group Foundation and the I-70 Coalition want to remind people that they can.

Jan 18, 2018

Airbnb hosts in Colorado earn $183 million from 1.2 million guests in 2017

Colorado homeowners who rented their properties last year on Airbnb earned a combined $183 million from 1.2 million guests. That's a 68 percent annual increase in the number of guests, revealing the explosive growth of short-term rentals in Colorado.

Jan 18, 2018

Denver council approves $12 million smart-tech test program to unsnarl traffic, improve pedestrian safety

Much like the traffic that Denver city officials hope to alleviate with the aid of new technology, the road to a future of connected vehicles is slow and plodding. But a $12 million, four-year program that received City Council approval Tuesday aims to lay serious groundwork. Funded in part by a federal grant, the program will experiment with three threads of an emerging smart network that eventually could wirelessly tether most cars and trucks to traffic signals, signs and pavement, creating a real-time stream of information to smooth the flow of traffic.

Jan 17, 2018

5 Story Lines to Watch in the 2018 Colorado General Assembly Session

State lawmakers kicked off the 2018 legislative session last week. Here’s our guide to the major transportation issues that the legislature is expected to deal with.

Jan 17, 2018

Lyft left $63 million mark on Denver in 2017 thanks to passenger spending

A new study released Tuesday by ridesharing service Lyft found that after getting a ride in Denver, Lyft passengers spent $63 million at restaurants and other local businesses last year.

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