And the countdown begins. In May, the Department of Public Works began installing parking meter sensors at 497 of the 5,900 Smart Meters currently in operation in Denver. Preliminary sensor testing started on June 1 as part of a ninety-day pilot program to determine just how smart those Smart Meters ... More >>
Parking at Smart meters can be stupid. After encountering two dumb problems in the space of a few hours downtown, we asked people to submit their most stupid parking story -- for the chance of winning a $50 Smart card to the city's meters. But anyone looking for parking on 14th Street will soon get ... More >>
With the city facing a $94 million shortfall in its 2013 budget, every penny counts. As part of the pilot project that recently installed sensors in 500 parking places downtown, Denver is now zeroing out its Smart meter the moment a car pulls out. And keeping the change.
Like colorful spring flowers, red-bagged meters are popping up all over downtown. They're part of a pilot program testing just how smart Denver's Smart meters really are.
Are they smart enough to know when you attempt to plug a meter? Are they smart enough to rat you out?
Last year, the city powers-that-be changed the rules to allow overnight parking downtown. But the much-celebrated change came with an equally frustrating dose of confusion, as explained in our cover story, "Feed Me." Now, the team of city employees who helped sort out that confusion has won a Denver ... More >>
The culprit.Two days of the month, eight months of the year, for almost twenty years, Rich Giannotti hauled out his handmade signs -- "NO PARKING TODAY STREET SWEEPING" -- and posted them on one side or the other of the 1700 block of Grape Street, a block that had successfully defied the City ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.Next Tuesday morning, John Hickenlooper will resign his post as Denver mayor, a job he's held almost eight years, but is giving up to become Colorado governor, and walk out of the City and County Building and across Civic Center Park towards the State Capitol -- right into a ... More >>
White-lined lane arrows point to high design.
The 20th Street bridge connects the ultra-hip Highland neighborhood directly to the Denver Skate Park. Every street sign between Central and Little Raven Streets has become a canvas for the pedestrian designers who seem to be sending secret messag ... More >>
"Not a peep," said spokeswoman Ann Williams when I asked last week if the Denver Department of Public Works had heard anything from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after the city declared that displaying PETA's "McCruelty," a 250-pound statue of a bloodied and bandaged chicke ... More >>