As the temperatures warm up, paving projects for roads and sidewalks by the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) have begun. Major resurfacing projects this year include all of the residential streets in the Inspiration Point neighborhood, 32nd Ave from Federal to Pecos, 44th Ave from Federal to Tejon, Zuni St. from 48th Ave to 52nd Ave, Platte … [Read more...] about 2021 Paving Starts in North Denver
Federal Boulevard cuts right through the heart of North Denver. What started as a dirt road known as Highland Avenue and later Boulevard F, now moves 30,000-40,000 vehicles per day and the Route 31 RTD bus on the street has the fourth highest ridership in the system. 26% of Denver’s population lives in the neighborhoods surrounding the street. Bus Rapid … [Read more...] about Changes abound for North Denver’s Dangerous and Busy Street
In November Debra Johnson took the helm as the CEO of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the Denver area’s transit agency. Her tenure at the agency is historic as she is the first female CEO in the agency’s 51 year history, as well as the first Black female CEO. Johnson has spent her nearly quarter century career in leadership and executive positions in … [Read more...] about A Historic New RTD CEO
If you want to know what a new reality looks like, behold an empty bus. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded over the past nine months, I observed a new landscape from my seat on Route 32: fewer people on the streets outside, my bus driver separated from his passengers by a polycarbonate shield, and typically no other passengers besides me. Those empty seats reinforced the fear … [Read more...] about An Update From Your RTD Director
Residents, Business Owners, College and City Officials Split on Proposals to Remove On Street Parking for Bike Lanes Few people would say they oppose new bike lanes. Nearly every community survey, focus group, and neighborhood meeting says the same thing: Denverites support making alternatives to cars safer and easier. Where the rubber meets the road, so to speak, is where … [Read more...] about Cars vs Bicycles: Should Bike Lanes or Car Parking Take Priority?