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?
On the morning of September 11th, 2020, North Denver resident Tim Campbell was on his way to a doctor’s appointment at Denver Health. He was crossing West Colfax at Irving in his wheelchair when a driver ran a red light and hit him. Tim tragically died later that morning after being rushed to Denver Health by Paramedics. Tim lived in the West Colfax neighborhood for … [Read more...] about Longtime Resident Killed in 13th Traffic Fatality on West Colfax in Last 2 years
Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will be building out 125 miles of new bike lanes across the city. Northwest Denver may see a new protected bike lane on Lowell Blvd. near Regis; new or expanded bike lanes on Tejon, Byron, 23rd Ave, 46th Ave, 50th Ave; and neighborhood bikeways on Perry, Clay, Dunkeld, Julian, and 41st Ave. “We are … [Read more...] about North Denver to Get 11 New Bike Lanes