HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum

Since 1999, the SkyscraperPage Forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. Welcome!

You are currently browsing as a guest. Register with the SkyscraperPage Forum and join this growing community of skyscraper enthusiasts. Registering has benefits such as fewer ads, the ability to post messages, private messaging and more.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Mountain West

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #7681  
Old Posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:18 PM
EngiNerd's Avatar
EngiNerd EngiNerd is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 1,378
How is a graphic showing me that bigger cities have more jobs for people to access "The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings"? Shouldn't this be more in a per capita basis than a strict job number basis? Because it it were, I'm sure cities like Portland would rank higher than Denver and especially LA.

I would bet the difference in that correlation would come down to transit systems based mainly on rail to those based mainly on buses like Denver and LA.
__________________
"The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man. To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the need of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7682  
Old Posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:52 PM
Scottk's Avatar
Scottk Scottk is online now
Denver
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 306
I also think that having the lightrail go through the tech center and central downtown really skews the data in Denver's favor, no?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7683  
Old Posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:57 PM
bobg bobg is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 331
It's citylab. Trying to over-analyze some of the overly simplistic lists and hyperbolic statements can make your head explode with the methodology flaws and contradictions.

Do what the rest of us do and accept it at face value when it makes Denver look good, and pretend it doesn't exist when it makes Denver look bad. You'll end up happier and live a longer life.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7684  
Old Posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:29 PM
bunt_q's Avatar
bunt_q bunt_q is offline
Provincial Bumpkin
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 11,468
Yeah that one is especially stupid though. It hurts even if you don't think too hard about it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7685  
Old Posted Oct 19, 2014, 7:04 PM
TakeFive's Avatar
TakeFive TakeFive is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 825
Nice to see that the Aurora Freeway is finally complete.


Courtesy of Fastracks.
__________________
Cool... Denver has reached puberty.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7686  
Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 5:45 PM
TakeFive's Avatar
TakeFive TakeFive is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 825
Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility Reaches Major Milestone
per DTP
Quote:
In September, Denver Transit Partners (DTP) was given a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) for the commuter rail maintenance facility (CRMF). The TCO signifies the transfer of the building from the design-build contractor, PCL Construction, to DTP. With the TCO in place, DTP is moving into the building,,,

“With the CRMF complete, we can start receiving the rail cars, which leads to testing and commissioning, and finally, opening day,” said DTP Stations Manager, Troy Denike.
per DTP
courtesy of Fastracks

This is a good thing because a half-dozen new commuter rail cars are on their way to Denver... by railroad naturally.
__________________
Cool... Denver has reached puberty.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7687  
Old Posted Oct 22, 2014, 6:55 AM
CharlesCO's Avatar
CharlesCO CharlesCO is offline
Aspiring Amateur
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lafayette, CA / Denver, CO
Posts: 221
When are the first cars scheduled for delivery?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7688  
Old Posted Oct 22, 2014, 7:03 PM
TakeFive's Avatar
TakeFive TakeFive is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 825
^^ Not sure specifically but I believe sometime in December.

I think the East Line is on a pace that once the new cars are checked in and checked out that they should soon roll in the direction of the East Line for the beginning testing.
__________________
Cool... Denver has reached puberty.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7689  
Old Posted Oct 24, 2014, 5:54 AM
TakeFive's Avatar
TakeFive TakeFive is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 825
Why in hindsight the Fastracks investment will look very wise maybe even a lifesaver.

This is in reference to a post I made on the Main thread HERE. This has become a recurring theme that I've noticed. To summarize many companies, especially tech companies are now calculating their space needs based on one employee per 250 sq. ft. versus an older calculation of one employee per 500 sq. ft. or more. This has led to tech companies wanting 3-4 parking spaces per 1000 sq. ft.

In Dallas J.P. Morgan Chase owns one of the bigger downtown office towers and recently acquired the land on the block across the street. While they haven't yet announced any proposed development it is assumed that at least part of their motivation was to provide additional parking for their tower which IIRC had a little over one parking space per 1000 sq. ft.

If this trend continues to grow it's possible that without Denver's great hub and spoke, suburb to city transit system that many companies would no longer consider downtown as an option.

So sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.


thekeyplay.com
__________________
Cool... Denver has reached puberty.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
   
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Mountain West
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 1:07 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.