Heavier bike traffic can lead to fewer traffic collisions, according to a recent study by the University of Colorado at Denver. The study, though administered by UC Denver research students, focuses on Boulder, given that city's large cycling presence. See also: Reader: Bicycles should only be all ... More >>
A new study of the Stapleton neighborhood, Denver's nationally acclaimed infill project, concludes that key traffic engineering decisions have encouraged high-speed driving rather than traffic "calming," made residential areas less safe and generally worked against efforts to develop the area as a s ... More >>
We've all experienced the excitement of hitting the road for a much-deserved trip into the high country, followed swiftly by the disappointment of getting stuck in a traffic jam as a result of endless construction delays. To help drivers avoid such nightmares, the Colorado Department of Transportati ... More >>
The news keeps getting worse for a coal-fired power plant in Lamar that was supposed to provide cheap electricity for southeast Colorado. Already a target of criticism for cost overruns, operational failures and pollution concerns, the project recently suffered a major setback in federal court that ... More >>
A Gates Foundation video on view below introduces the concept behind a contest to "reinvent the toilet" by reeling off numerous terms to describe what goes in them, including "poop," "doo-doo," "ka-ka," "crap" "number two" and "shit" (although the latter is bleeped and spelled with dingbats). But by ... More >>
Loved by walkers, loathed by drivers, the Barnes Dance -- the diagonal crosswalk system embraced by downtown Denver six decades ago -- will come to an end next month. But it's still being introduced in other cities, including a recent pilot project in Washington, DC.
Yesterday, a Colorado State University team led by civil engineering professor John van de Lindt successfully staged a very large-scale test in Miki City, Japan. They've come up with a new approach to building earthquake-proof (or at least more earthquake-proof) buildings, and to see if they're on ... More >>
Click here to see a larger image; it'll take a few seconds. The 16th Street Mall takes civil engineers for granite Imagine that the 16th Street Mall is Denver's smile, and that the granite pavers are the individual teeth that cost over a million dollars a year to floss, fill and cap. RTD is tired ... More >>
CU students have twice won the Solar Decathlon. Can they make it a three-peat?
The results of Xcel's wind-power program are still in the air.
Xcel’s solution to rising energy prices includes a lot of coal. Is that a bad thing?
The answer could be blowing in the wind.
A potential change in radio-frequency limits heats up a longstanding controversy.
Colorado's Ocean Journey is swimming with artistic success.
If Colorado deregulates electricity, Californians will be first in line for the state's cheap power--and Coloradans may get fried.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells dry up, their ancient culture may disappear.