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Jan 05, 2018

Denver moves closer to one of the first city bump-stock bans

Denver on Wednesday moved closer to banning bump stocks, the devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to work more like rapid-fire automatics. If approved, it would make Denver one of the first cities to ban the devices.

Jan 05, 2018

Bike Commuting Surges 25 Percent in Downtown Denver

Workers are 61 percent more likely to ride a bus or train if their employers offer a transit pass benefit. When a company provides free parking, employees are 101 percent more likely to drive solo.

Jan 05, 2018

The Bike Projects Denver Public Works Built in 2017, and the Ones It Didn’t Deliver On

Denver Public Works made some key additions to the city’s bike network in 2017, but red tape has dragged a few bike projects behind schedule. Here’s an inventory of what DPW built this year compared to what the agency said it would build back in January.

Jan 05, 2018

Express train to carry skiers from Denver to Winter Park with help from Lyft rideshare company

Skiers and snowboarders in the Denver area are sure to rejoice this weekend, as the Amtrak Winter Park Express is set to pull out of Denver Union Station for the season's first trip Friday, Jan. 5.

Jan 05, 2018

5280 Neighborhood Guide: East Colfax

Sometimes change seems to happen all around you, but not to you. Such is the case in Denver’s East Colfax neighborhood, whose immediate neighbors—Lowry and Stapleton—have both recently received residential and commercial makeovers. Soon, though, the 684-acre enclave of East Colfax (the local neighborhood association embraced the name, instead of East Montclair, this past August) is poised for a transformation.

Jan 03, 2018

Denver City Council approves plan to acquire land for Platte to Park Hill project

The Denver City Council on Tuesday night voted to pursue acquiring property at Park Hill Golf Course for the Platte to Park Hill stormwater systems project. The motion, which passed 7-4, moves that portion of the project forward. It includes controversies surrounding the fate of the course after a portion of it would be dedicated to water retention — whether it will remain a golf course, be converted to open space or be developed.

Jan 03, 2018

Making sense of Denver’s new Green Roof law

Our warming climate and ever-densifying city combined with the image of mini-parks and solar panels atop all of Denver’s buildings was an easy sell to the majority of Denver’s voters who approved the Green Roof Initiative in November’s election. Proponents modeled their initiative after similar laws in Toronto and San Francisco which are both significantly wetter climates. After submitting signatures to the Denver clerk and recorder, proponents succeeded in putting the initiative on the ballot.

Jan 03, 2018

G Line Testing Underway, Anticipated Opening Later This Year

The Regional Transportation District resumed testing on its Gold Line on Tuesday morning. Once open, the commuter rail G Line will provide a direct route between downtown Denver’s Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through north Denver and Arvada.

Jan 03, 2018

Presenting the Denver Streetsies: The Best and Worst of 2017

At the end of every year Streetsblog Denver asks readers to vote on the most memorable events of the past 12 months — both good and bad. We put seven categories up for a vote over the holidays. Here’s what you told us.

Jan 03, 2018

Full-day testing on G-Line raises hope that long-delayed service is now on track

The distinctive blasts of a train horn punctuated the air all day Tuesday as testing along the 11-mile G-Line went into full swing, signaling the beginning of the end to the prolonged wait for commuter-rail service to Arvada and Wheat Ridge.

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