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Old Posted Jul 22, 2016, 12:11 AM
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There's a scale issue. Density within walking distance of stations is different from density that isn't. These broad-scale discussions and maps can tell us about one but not the other. They both matter, but one produces park-and-rides and one doesn't.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2016, 5:39 PM
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Photo: Thomas Hosemann/Stadtwerke Augsburg via Daily Mail

"German city embeds traffic lights in PAVEMENTS so texting 'zombies' don't have to raise their heads when crossing the road"
26 April 2016 By Sarah Griffiths For MailOnline
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Being distracted by your phone while crossing the road could cost you your life, with 'texting zombies' four times more likely not to spot oncoming traffic.

Now, in a bid to keep phone addicts safe, a German city has embedded lights into the road at a pedestrian crossing so texters needn't raise their heads to tell when it's safe to cross.
Is there even any bunt level analysis for this?
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A recent survey of European cities including Berlin found one fifth of pedestrians are distracted by their phones, with a study conducted by the University of Washington suggesting it's as high as one in three in the US.

The US Department of Transportation has linked phone use to an increase in pedestrian deaths.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:30 PM
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I'm hoping someone here will have some information to share with me about a trip I'll soon be taking through Denver. I'm driving to Denver from Salt Lake, spending a few days in town, then flying out of DIA for a week. I'm looking to see if there is a way that I could save a few bucks on airport parking by leaving my car at one of the stations and taking the A Line train to the airport. I'm a bit of a transit geek, so I'd really like to ride the train anyway...

I see here that parking fees are waived until September of 2016, and that parking at the station nearest the airport is operated by someone else. The site doesn't look like it's been updated since before the line opened though, so I'm not sure if the fees are what is currently being charged or what future fees will be. Are the parking lots secure enough that this would even be advisable? Or should I just pony up the $8/day and park an airport shuttle lot? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 3:13 PM
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I just left my car for a week at the 61st and Peña Station. You don't get a lot of train time parking that close. But there were no problems and it was free.

Next busiest station for parking is Stapleton, but if you're in your own non-local car, you'll pay $4/day to park there.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 3:44 PM
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The B-line OPENS MONDAY. I expect pictures!

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 3:46 PM
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Also, lol at a line that's only 1 station. I can think of a few other 1-station lines around the world, but none on quite the scale. It'll be interesting to see how it does.

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 6:18 PM
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Also, lol at a line that's only 1 station. I can think of a few other 1-station lines around the world, but none on quite the scale. It'll be interesting to see how it does.
...with its own sub-class of rolling stock too!
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 9:33 PM
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Also, lol at a line that's only 1 station. I can think of a few other 1-station lines around the world, but none on quite the scale. It'll be interesting to see how it does.
It's been known to be 1 station for like 4 years. It's RTD throwing a bone to NW burbs.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 11:38 PM
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I thought the B-Line was supposed to be two stations – Pecos and Westminster. And in fact, I think the Pecos Station does NOT share a stop with the Gold Line - which sounds really dumb. And if you count the shared station at 38th, that would make it a three station line.
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I thought the B-Line was supposed to be two stations – Pecos and Westminster. And in fact, I think the Pecos Station does NOT share a stop with the Gold Line - which sounds really dumb. And if you count the shared station at 38th, that would make it a three station line.
Cirrus' post shows that Pecos is not a shared station. Also G Line:
http://www.rtd-denver.com/g-line.shtml

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It's been known to be 1 station for like 4 years. It's RTD throwing a bone to NW burbs.
...and a very good bone at that. I keep hoping they will add another station but I understand there are more complications with that idea.
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Cirrus' post shows that Pecos is not a shared station.
The B Line does and does not share stations with the G Line. You can look at the Google satellite image and see that both lines run 'through' the Pecos station and the 41st/Fox station. The B Line does not stop at either station because there will not be enough riders at either station to justify it when both lines are finally open. Right now. As the 41st/Fox station area infills, and it has a lot of space for infilling, I could see the B Line also stopping there in the future, especially if businesses locate there.
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I guess I had them backwards as to which gets the Pecos Station. Thank you.
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