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Jul 30, 2018

Denver freezes road widening of Quebec Street

The city of Denver has suspended a plan to widen Quebec Street in the eastern part of the city. Denver Public Works has for years studied a plan to remake the project. Among the major possibilities: widening the street, adding amenities for bikes and potentially adding bus lanes. But the project is on hold now because there’s not enough money, according to city staff.

Jul 30, 2018

RTD rolls out rules for dockless bikes and scooters

Denver’s Regional Transportation District released its dockless bike and scooter rules Friday after Denver approved permits for five dockless scooter and two dockless bike companies earlier this week.

Jul 24, 2018

Feds OK next phase of testing on RTD's G Line

Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) has received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to begin the next phase of testing on the long-delayed G Line commuter-rail route. Testing began to ramp up late last week, with the goal of simulating full service for nearly 21 consecutive hours each day.

Jul 24, 2018

Denver voters will decide in November whether to change the rules about changing the rules

If someone campaigns to change Denver’s laws through a ballot initiative in 2019, they might have a harder time. A ballot initiative, as you probably know, is one of the reasons that strangers approach you in the street. If a group gets enough signatures, they can place a proposal on the city’s election ballots.

Jul 20, 2018

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen picks commanders for the city’s six police districts

New Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen continues to shape the department’s command staff, and on Thursday he named five new district commanders who will oversee operations in the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

Jul 18, 2018

What If Denver’s Policymakers Treated Public Transit the Way They Treat Private Parking?

Ask anyone why they don’t use the bus or the train in Denver and they’ll inevitably tell you, “It’s not convenient for me and doesn’t get me where I need to go.” They’re not wrong. I live near downtown in a dense neighborhood between two major arterial roads, and yet the Regional Transportation District has few convenient buses to get me around — none that will get me to my job in a reasonable amount of time.

Jul 18, 2018

Denver will vote on $46 million of new taxes for green space

Denver voters will decide this November whether they want to pay more sales taxes to fund parks, trails and open space. The Denver City Council on Monday approved the question, sending it to the ballot. The proposal was for a 0.25 percent tax. That’s 25 cents for every $100 spent on goods and services in Denver.

Jul 17, 2018

Jolon Clark takes over from Albus Brooks as Denver City Council president

Denver City Council chose new leadership on Monday, naming Jolon Clark as the council’s new president and Stacie Gilmore as the president pro-tem. Clark takes over from Albus Brooks, who served two terms as council president. Both Clark and Gilmore were elected to the council in 2015, with Clark representing District 7 and Gilmore serving District 11.

Jul 17, 2018

Mayor emphasizes plan to add 125 bike lanes during State of the City address

n a push to make Denver less reliant on cars, Mayor Michael Hancock reiterated his plan to increase bike lanes by more than 60 percent over the next 5 years.

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