According to the Wall Street Journal: In neighborhoods across New York City, residents, community boards and local businesses have done battle with city officials over “traffic calming” measures imposed by city hall. Lane reductions, bike lanes, new meridians and other innovations designed to reduce vehicle speeds make it difficult for bulky ambulances and fire trucks … Continue reading WSJ: ‘Road Diet’ fad is proving to be deadly.
According to the US Census Bureau, in the cities with the most cycling commuters, only 3.1% of workers bike to work (on average). The average for the entire nation combined is a mere 0.6%. The #1 bike city in the country for 2018, Seattle, has 3.4% of workers bicycling to work. For Denver it's a minor … Continue reading Hardly anyone bikes to work, here or anywhere else.
The Gazette reported last week that City Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager's last day will be February 1. It was our understanding Krager didn't originally plan to retire this soon; we wonder if the timing is related to the upcoming election, given how controversial she has become. As the Gazette explained: We've had many objections to … Continue reading Krager’s retirement doesn’t end the controversy.
The agenda for the 12/11/18 City Council meeting did not include road narrowing, but so many citizens spoke so forcefully on the issue the Council ended up discussing it for 90 minutes (which inspired local news coverage from KOAA 5 and KRDO 13). We were pleased to get some supportive feedback from City Councilmembers Andy … Continue reading Gaebler: “I don’t think it matters” whether most people want road narrowing.