By Daniel C. Vock | Governing
Transportation planners in Denver face an increasingly familiar problem for booming cities in the South and West: Their surging population is straining its roads. Denver has grown nearly 40 percent since 1990, but alternative modes of transportation aren’t yet popular enough to ease traffic.
“We have a finite number of roads and lanes,” said Crissy Fanganello, the city’s director of transportation. “That system isn’t growing, but the city of Denver certainly is.”