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Dec 14, 2018

Some Denver City Council members say repurposing parking space is key for new e-scooter rules to roll smoothly

EMAIL Electric scooters are ugly ducklings looking for their mother. They’re only allowed on sidewalks — for now — but are too fast to belong there. Machines moving 15 to 20 mph don’t mix well with strolling humans. When the scooters aren’t scooting, they sometimes block people’s path, particularly Denverites with mobility impairments.

Dec 14, 2018

Readers asked: Will the “Bridge to the Future” at the 9th and Colorado development become the bridge of the past?

The span of 1960s architecture hanging over 9th Avenue between Albion and Ash streets, once called “the Bridge of the Future” for its contributions to health science, will soon be the bridge of the past. Offices and research labs used by the the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center were housed within this giant, mid-century modern dresser.

Dec 11, 2018

Eddie Hernandez Photography/iStock Inside Plan That Would Make E-Scooters Street-Legal (Sometimes) in Denver

Right now, electric scooters of the sort that have proliferated in Denver over recent months are officially defined as toys that can only be ridden on sidewalks — a rule loathed by many pedestrians resentful of having to dodge the two-wheelers and by plenty of riders, who prefer to travel in bike lanes and on streets even though doing so is currently illegal.

Dec 11, 2018

The best and worst cities in America for public transportation, according to an urban planner

US public transportation is notoriously underdeveloped compared to most other wealthy countries. In fact, according to a recent study, the New York City subway is the only US rail system that ranks among the 10 busiest in the world.

Dec 11, 2018

Bridge over 9th Avenue, remnant of former CU hospital campus, to be demolished

Continuum Partners and CIM Group, which are developing the massive 9th & Colorado project at the site of the University of Colorado’s former Health Sciences Center, have decided not to preserve the five-story structure that crosses 9th Avenue, allowing traffic to pass underneath.

Dec 11, 2018

Denver’s troubles with commuter rail a “perfect storm” that threatens A-Line

Transit experts say the ongoing troubles plaguing completion of metro Denver’s commuter rail system are among the worst in the country — even as its ridership is growing.

Dec 10, 2018

Denver awards $57,500 in P.S. You Are Here public art grants, and there are more to come

This round of grantees, are receiving a total of $57,500, include a few way-finding and marking projects — like murals seeing you off and welcoming you back to Montbello, artwork directing people to the various attractions in the Golden Triangle and murals along a stretch of the Lakewood Gulch walking path.

Dec 10, 2018

Getaround launches in Denver, letting you rent your car to a perfect stranger

Denver got a new transportation disruptor on Thursday. No, not more scooters — this time, it’s Getaround, a decentralized car-sharing system based in the Bay Area that allows you to rent your car out to perfect strangers or, inversely, rent a perfect stranger’s wheels for the day.

Dec 10, 2018

Denver law would legalize what scooter riders are doing anyway — riding in the streets

The Denver City Council will discuss a bill next Tuesday that would let people on electric scooters ride in city streets and bike lanes. It’s a policy to catch up with the popularity of free-roaming scooter-share services Lime, Bird and Razor. The companies changed Denver’s transportation landscape overnight, and residents and tourists were quick to adopt and normalize the zippy new option.

Dec 10, 2018

Denver may move scooters into bike lanes and make other changes

Lyft has been encouraging scooter riders to break the law. When users first try to ride one of the company’s two-wheelers in Denver, they’re presented with a tutorial. Among other safety tips, the app has recently told riders to stick to the bike lanes.

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