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Latest Press on I-70 East Project

  North Denver Tribune: Opposition Grows to CDOT’s I-70 Expansion Plan Coloradoan: Sierra Club File Lawsuit to Contest I-70 Expansion Washington Times: Sierra Club, Others File Lawsuit to Contest I-70 Expansion CPR: EPA Sued Over CDOT’s Proposed I-70 Widening Denver Business Journal: Denver’s I-70 Expansion Project Target of Sierra Club Lawsuit  Denver Post: I-70 Expansion [&hellip…

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I-70 Visualizations

The comment period for the proposed expansion of I-70 is now open and will end October 31st. It’s incredibly-important to 11 communities that are adjacent to I-70, ESPECIALLY Globeville, Elyria & Swansea. It’s also very important to all I-70 commuters and important to all CO taxpayers. Our opportunity to cause change and protect these neighborhoods [&hellip…

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I-70 Reroute: Myths and Realities

There are many misconceptions that surround CDOT’s impending reconstruction of the I-70 reroute. This post lists these misconceptions, and addresses them by telling the real story. Myth: It is too late to study the possibility of removing I-70 from Denver and rerouting it along the I-270/I-76 corridor. The decision has already been made to do [&hellip…

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Dallas’ Battle to Remove I-345

Dallas is currently dealing with an issue much like Denver’s I-70 expansion. An interstate that runs through their city, I-345, is scheduled to be repaired in the near future. However, a group of concerned citizens is pushing for the highway to be instead deconstructed. This would reconnect the city and open up land for development. [&hellip…

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3 Cities With Freeways Going Nowhere

In this great article, Linton Weeks explores the history of freeways cutting through cities, and explores the movements throughout our nation that are working to fix the damage that freeways have done to their communities. Weeks’ cites three examples, taken from Congress for the New Urbanism’s list of Top Ten Freeways without Futures for 2014. [&hellip…

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Will CDOT’s expansion work during severe weather?

This image depicts a cross-section of CDOT’s planned highway expansion, which could lead to disastrous results as described below. The March 1, 2014 instantaneous 103-vehicle wreckage and death in the I-25/T-Rex depression below Washington Street was shocking. The Denver Post described a situation that eventually will happen innumerable times along CDOT’s proposed I-70 1.75 mile “cut and kill trench.” [&hellip…

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Localized Vehicle Emissions Impacts

I just thought that I would pass this along to let you know about Councilwoman Debbie Ortega’s efforts on the I-70 issue. A note of thanks to her sure wouldn’t hurt. Second, thanks to Elizabeth Evans, Frances Frainaguirre and Ruben Espinosa, for their thoughtful letters to the editor in the Denver Post this morning. Thanks [&hellip…

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Children and Highways: An Untold Story published on Project Floodlight

A story focusing on the effects of highways on children and schools was recently published on Project Floodlight, an online platform to create and contribute to stories from your community. The story covers how children’s health and learning are effected by school proximity to highway pollution. This issue is especially relevant now, as the proposed [&hellip…

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I-70 Reroute Option Featured in Denver Post

An opinion piece was recently posted in in The Denver Post by Vince Carroll, presenting and covering the all different aspects of the the I-70 project debate. It can be viewed on the Denver Post website Here. If you have the time and the inclination, in the wake of the story it probably would be [&hellip…

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