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Feb 1, 2019

Denver giving away 5,280 annual B-cycle passes

The city of Denver just gave people a new reason to use its B-cycle municipal bike-sharing program: It’s now free for thousands of users. The city is offering 5,280 annual passes, which will allow unlimited rides throughout 2019, free of charge, officials announced Wednesday. Those passes are normally $75.

Jan 30, 2019

Denver, RTD launch free driverless shuttle on set route near airport

The City and County of Denver and the Regional Transportation District have launched their first on-road transit route that uses autonomous vehicles. The pilot project, dubbed 61AV, uses driverless shuttle vehicles on a predetermined circuitous route from the 61st and Pena transit station to the Panasonic and EasyMile offices nearby, making a total of four stops every 15 minutes.

Jan 30, 2019

Denver’s rental assistance program has been extended

Denver City Council voted Monday to approve new contracts for the Northeast Denver Housing Center and Brothers Redevelopment Inc., which administer the Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program. The new contracts totaling $2 million bring the city’s total spending on TRUA to nearly $4 million, the Office of Economic Development said in a statement Tuesday.

Jan 29, 2019

Denver City Council Approves Expansion of Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program

A popular housing assistance program, promoting stability among residents facing a housing crisis and possible eviction, has been extended to serve additional households throughout 2019

Jan 15, 2019

Free Trees

Denver nonprofit The Park People is offering free and reduced-cost trees for Denver’s citizens through its annual Denver Digs Trees program. Street trees – those planted in the public right of way – are free to all Denver residents, yard trees are offered at a very low cost, and homeowners may apply for multiple trees.

Jan 15, 2019

Mayor’s Youth Commission Seeks Applicants

The Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 term. The Commission provides youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills and advise the Mayor and the director of the Office of Children's Affairs on issues impacting youth living in the City and County of Denver.

Jan 15, 2019

Amid shutdown, Denver offers $5K in mortgage payments to federal workers and others

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS AND ALERTS SUBMIT YOUR NEWS TIPS OR PHOTOS MOST POPULAR Broncos’ offensive coordinator search: Five candidates to consider Colorado killer who won $6 million jury verdict — then lost it — looks toward appeal Shutdown could cut flights out of Denver International Airport, air traffic controllers say Volunteer group cleaning Rocky Mountain National Park visitor centers Sunday finds no litter, “immaculate” bathrooms despite shutdown Mike Munchak named Broncos offensive line coach; Kubiak joins Vikings Editorial: Colorado Democrats say the right things as they take power The city of Denver will cut checks to ease the pain of the federal government’s partial shutdown. Starting Wednesday, homeowners who have suffered furloughs and other work changes can apply for a city grant to pay their mortgages. The city will give up to two months of mortgage payments, for a maximum of $5,000, through the program.

Jan 15, 2019

Denver seeks ways to make construction sites less problematic for pedestrians

You're walking in Denver, come upon a construction site sprawling onto the sidewalk, and you're forced to cross the street. It's not a foreign scenario to pedestrians. A group that pushes for a "walkable" city told Next with Kyle Clark that they believe Denver isn't doing a great job of making sure there's a good way to get around the closures.

Jan 15, 2019

Rent out your home on sites like Airbnb? You'll have to abide by new rules next month

New rules regarding short-term housing rentals in the city and county of Denver are expected to be enacted in February, according to the Department of Excise and Licenses. Those who rent out their homes on sites like Airbnb and VRBO will now be required to alert their insurance companies in addition to the city and county and their homeowners association,

Jan 15, 2019

Denver scrambles as Ford kills downtown Chariot “micro-transit” service

When a free commuter shuttle service started circulating among downtown, Capitol Hill and Cherry Creek Shopping Center in October, city officials said it was an innovative way to tackle urban mobility. But the pilot program will end months early because Ford last week announced it is shutting down Chariot, the subsidiary running the service.

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