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Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

The June-July Arvada Report carried an unsigned article titled “Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway ­ Is it safe?” The article says, yes, it’s “safe.” But “safe” for whom? Certainly not for the most vulnerable among us for at least [...]

Separate But Equal?

Separate But Equal?

Broadway underpass (Roger Wolvington) Transportation engineers like to solve traffic problems using engineering solutions, meaning building things out of concrete and steel. That’s in their training and in their nature. In general, they prefer [...]

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

There's still political wrangling to be done and funding to be found, but with a little luck we'll see something resembling Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) coming to the US 36 corridor Real Soon Now. I think this is great, and will make very efficient use [...]

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

The proposed Jefferson Parkway does not meet smart 21st century sustainable transportation goals, according to the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. The League opposes the proposed private toll road on many levels. It fails our tests for [...]

The Denver Post | Rapid-transit project between Glenwood Springs and Aspen breaks ground

The Denver Post | Rapid-transit project between Glenwood Springs and Aspen breaks ground

"It's going to be fast. It's going to be genuinely competitive with the car, unlike our current service," said Dawn Chase, RFTA marketing, communications and design manager. The goal will be for VelociRFTA buses to make the trip between Aspen and [...]

Parkway Proponents Pushing for Super Eminent Domain

Parkway Proponents Pushing for Super Eminent Domain

Below is the text of both the Mayor of Golden's remarks and those of a Golden Councilperson regarding a proposed bill in the Colorado legislature that would establish a "Beltway Completion Authority," with new governmental powers of "super eminent [...]

Transportation & the New Generation

Transportation & the New Generation

"From World War II until just a few years ago, the number of miles  driven annually on America’s roads steadily increased. Then, at the turn of the century, something changed: Americans began driving less. By 2011, the average American was [...]

Why can’t we?

Why can’t we?

A couple of years ago,  Clayton Lane gave a presentation at an event in Denver in which he told the story of Zeynep and Ziynet who live on the Asian side of Istanbul. Their daily bus commute across the Bosphorus River averaged five and a half hours [...]

The Atlantic Cities | Parking Minima Create Too Many Parking Spots

The Atlantic Cities | Parking Minima Create Too Many Parking Spots

If a building will be well-served by transit, then it shouldn't require as many spaces - a guideline followed by cities like Portland. Last, to mitigate any impact new buildings might have on street spaces, developers could pay a fee into a [...]

Poll: Public Transit Options for the Northwest Corridor

Poll: Public Transit Options for the Northwest Corridor

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on March 19, 2012, the majority of a panel of current and former local officials concurred on the need for more details and guarantees from RTD with respect to its recent “hybrid” proposal for transit in the [...]

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