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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere part 2. featured image

Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere part 2.

In our last post (and our first post) we looked at a number of freeway proposals which Denver considered in the 1960s.  While the concept of new freeways has mostly fallen out of favor, we still have to deal with our existing infrastructure.  One of the biggest and oldest freeways in Denver is Interstate 70 […]

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Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere. featured image

Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere.

Interstate 70 is scheduled to begin a four to six year rebuild early next year.  The rebuild will stretch from the I-25/I-70 interchange (known to the natives as “The Mousetrap”) to Chambers road just East of I-225 in Aurora.  This will expand the freeway to an eventual five lanes in each direction, more than doubling […]

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