Header Image

Month: March 2017

Pedestrian and Cyclist Improvements Could Further Connect a Vibrant South Pearl Neighborhood. featured image

Pedestrian and Cyclist Improvements Could Further Connect a Vibrant South Pearl Neighborhood.

RTD opened the Southeast Line in Denver in 2006. Running along I-25 from Union Station, the line is somewhat unique in Denver in that many of the stations were built as pedestrian-oriented stations in already established neighborhoods. There are no massive parking garages or empty fields like the stations along the A-Line. There has been development […]

Read More
Colorado Rockies Agree To Stay In Coors Field and Develop Empty Lot At 20th and Wazee. featured image

Colorado Rockies Agree To Stay In Coors Field and Develop Empty Lot At 20th and Wazee.

Admittedly, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Colorado Rockies weren’t looking to leave Denver, and none of Denver’s suburbs were courting them. The Aurora Rockies were never suggested. None the less, the Colorado Rockies will continue to call Coors Field home. The original lease agreement, signed when the stadium first opened in 1995, was for 22 […]

Read More
Stapleton continues to grow as Denver will extend MLK and build second Central Park Bridge over Sand Creek South of I-70. featured image

Stapleton continues to grow as Denver will extend MLK and build second Central Park Bridge over Sand Creek South of I-70.

Stapleton was first constructed as a master planned community. with connections for cars, bikes, and pedestrians (or at least that was the plan).  The neighborhood has grown quickly over the last 20 years, and as Stapleton continues growing, Denver has announced plans to grow with the neighborhood. While 29th is considered Stapleton’s Main Street, Martin […]

Read More
Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive featured image

Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive

Speer Boulevard is among the most clogged roads in Denver at nearly any hour. Getting through Cherry Creek can take seemingly forever. Leetsdale Drive is full of stop-and-go traffic. On top of all of that, the transit options to get to Cherry Creek, Glendale, and Southeast Denver are less than desirable. RTD has one bus […]

Read More
21st and Wynkoop Streets Will Become Part of Denver’s New Pedestrian and Cyclist-Friendly Downtown Loop. featured image

21st and Wynkoop Streets Will Become Part of Denver’s New Pedestrian and Cyclist-Friendly Downtown Loop.

Downtown is full of bustling city streets moving cars and buses across Lodo and the Central Business District. Most streets downtown are one-way streets, with three, four, or even five lanes clogging up with traffic during the rush hour. This makes 21st Street and Wynkoop Street look like small neighborhood side streets. Both of these […]

Read More
Commuter Rail May Reach Brighton…..Someday. featured image

Commuter Rail May Reach Brighton…..Someday.

In 2004, Denver voters approved FasTracks, bringing real rail transit to the entire Denver metro.  The lines, we were told, would connect all parts of the city, reaching as far as Boulder and Longmont.  Despite two new light rail lines, four new commuter rail lines, and a rapid bus transit line, this left residents of […]

Read More
Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go?  More Places Than You Might Think.  RTD’s A Line to DIA. featured image

Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go? More Places Than You Might Think. RTD’s A Line to DIA.

Since RTD began building out Denver’s light rail and commuter rail lines, people have both praised and criticized them.  While Denver has one of the more expansive transit systems in the United States, metro Denver is also one of the more expansive urbanized areas, meaning that wide swaths of the Mile High City and surrounding suburbs […]

Read More
Denver plans to rebuild the Colfax and Federal interchange, possibly eliminating the intersection altogether. featured image

Denver plans to rebuild the Colfax and Federal interchange, possibly eliminating the intersection altogether.

Traffic can be a nightmare at Colfax and Federal.  Then again, where can’t it be a nightmare in Denver now?  On Colfax, traffic often backs up to I-25 during rush hour or on Broncos game days, and Federal Boulevard can be a stand still.  In the middle of it all, an interchange exists that is […]

Read More
Denver International Airport Is Preparing For Some Huge Changes Inside the Terminal featured image

Denver International Airport Is Preparing For Some Huge Changes Inside the Terminal

Denver International Airport opened in 1995 and was state of the art, moving passengers quickly and baggage, well, not so quickly.  Passengers loved the airport and its wide open spaces and it quickly became the fifth busiest airport in the country.  Less than seven years after it opened, however, the attacks of September 11th rocked the […]

Read More
RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line featured image

RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line

RTD has proposed a service change for the B commuter rail line.  The B Line opened in late October 2016, but currently only provides direct service from Union Station to Westminster at the 71st and Lowell Station.  Plans eventually call for the line to be extended to Boulder and Longmont. Looking at RTD’s system map above, […]

Read More