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B-cycle installed at 1st & Broadway

B-cycle waited until construction of the station had begun on 17 April, three weeks after we noted that Denver Urbanism spilled the beans, to officially confirm the location of Baker's first B-cycle station; an email from B-cycle today also says another station has opened close to Baker at Bayaud & Pennsylvania

1st & Broadway B-cycle station

Location

SW corner 1st Ave and Broadway
denver, CO 80204
United States
39° 43' 5.8188" N, 104° 59' 15.3384" W

B-cycle installed one of its bicycle rental stations in the northeast corner of the Punch Bowl parking lot

large housing development to replace Denver Studio Complex at 275 S. Cherokee

Location: 

multiple outlets yesterday announced that Wood Partners plans to build a 388-unit "community" to be named Alta Alameda Station at the site of the former Denver Studio Complex; construction is to begin "early May 2012", presumably with the demolition of the large studio complex, where the Perry Mason television series was filmed

why doesn't light rail serve Baker residents better?

Baker has two light rail stops at its southern, currently non-residential, end: Broadway Station, south of I-25, and Alameda Station at South Cherokee and West Alaska; over the years many have asked,

shouldn’t there be a light rail stop more convenient to Baker residents?

ideas for light rail stations in Baker

map showing current and hypothetical light rail stations relative to Baker's residential area

Alameda bridge reconstruction under way

construction activities for the replacement of the Alameda Ave. bridge over I-25 began 1 April, a day earlier than the Athmar Park newsletter had reported; we have observed that lane restrictions on Kalamath just north of Alameda have already been creating major backups at the evening rush hour

motion and stillness

a fire truck idles on Kalamath and a Union Pacific engine idles on a siding while light rail and snow flakes zip along swiftly; taken from the Bolt Factory

Denver's top traffic accident sites are in Baker

Kevin Flynn's Inside Lane, an interesting blog about Colorado transportation issues, notes top traffic accident locations in Denver; in November's ranking, the top three are along Baker's stretch of I-25:

  • 27 accidents at I-25 & 6th Avenue
  • 20 accidents at I-25 & Santa Fe Drive
  • 20 accidents at I-25 & Alameda Avenue
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