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Apr 27, 2018

Heading to Denver International Airport this weekend? Don't take the A Line

If you’re traveling by air this weekend, it will be best to find another way to get to the airport if you were planning on taking the “Train to the Plane.” That’s because RTD officials said Wednesday that service on the University of Colorado A line will be disrupted for 48 hours due to construction work on the Central Park Boulevard bridge.

Apr 23, 2018

Bill to Standardize Bicycle “Safety Stop” Rules Across Colorado Awaits Hickenlooper’s Pen

The bicycle “safety stop” bill aims to make it easier for local governments to legalize behavior that people on bikes already employ to stay safe: Treating stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs. It passed the Colorado House last week, and on Wednesday, it passed the Colorado Senate in a 24 to 10 vote. Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill into law.

Apr 23, 2018

Eyes on the Street: 19th and 20th Avenues Go Two-Way — Plus Protected Bike Lanes Uptown

Denver Public Works wrapped up a set of safety improvements on 19th and 20th avenues today, converting them from speedy one-way roads to people-friendly two-way streets. The project encompasses the .7 miles from Broadway to just east of Park Avenue. Debuting today are the two-way configuration, painted bike lanes, and sidewalk bulb-outs at corners. There is now one lane for motor traffic in each direction on 19th.

Apr 19, 2018

Educational seminar aims to help increase minority home ownership in metro Denver

A free seminar taking place in Denver this weekend will offer education and assistance for minority homebuyers who have had a hard time finding homes they can afford.

Apr 19, 2018

Here’s what to do about your downed trees in Denver

The wind toppled trees across the Denver metro area on Tuesday afternoon. While some landed on homes, others fell in yards and streets. “We’ve probably had 250 calls or more come in,” said Denver City Forester Rob Davis. “But we only have a handful of contractors to try and get through this and were trying to move through it as fast as we can.”

Apr 19, 2018

Denver7 Got It Wrong: Parking Is Proliferating Downtown, Not Shrinking

On Friday, local ABC affiliate Denver7 aired a news segment about the effect of growth on the downtown parking supply. The gist of the story was this: Useful buildings are supplanting surface parking lots, and that means fewer places to park cars.

Apr 17, 2018

Movie theater slated for former Colorado Blvd. hospital site

Coming soon to Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard: a 10-screen movie theater. AMC Theatres plans to open a movie theater in a massive development going up at the former University of Colorado hospital site along Colorado Boulevard.

Apr 17, 2018

Colorado House Passes Bicycle “Safety Stop” Bill

Colorado cities and towns may soon have an easier time legalizing what many cyclists already do to stay safe: Treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs.

Apr 13, 2018

Denver's Colfax bus gets priority at green lights

Do you ever wish you could magically change red lights so you only hit greens? Starting this week, that's exactly what some RTD buses will be able to do — but it won't be because of magic; it's all due to transit signal priority technology.

Apr 13, 2018

RTD, Denver Public Works Prep to Speed Up Buses on Six City Streets

When cities want to, there’s a lot they can do to make bus service faster and more reliable. One of those transit improvements involves tweaking traffic signals so bus riders spend less time stopped at red lights and get to their destinations faster. Denver Public Works and the Regional Transportation District are planning to do just that on six streets in the city.

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