In the news #2

Colorado shifts from roads to public transit systems

Looks like Colorado, the great state known for its famous slopes and outdoor terrain is going all in on the public transit system. Recently, the state was slated to finalize plans to expand interstate 25 which would cost $100 million dollars. Climate change superseded and the desire to combat greenhouse gas is at the forefront in focusing on public transit systems incuding better buses and bicycle lanes. While many will argue that wider lanes offers better commute times and travel it is an undeniable culprit to more cars and more gases in these already over-populated areas. Other areas like Houston and Los Angeles are pushing back on widening of highways as well highlighting the increased cases of asthma excaerbations for our black and latino coomunities in the inner city. 

 

 

Source

Curators, EHN. “Colorado Shifts Focus from Highways to Transit.” EHN, 31 May 2024, www.ehn.org/colorado-shifts-focus-from-highways-to-transit-2668429438.html.