All posts tagged: Transportation

Tips for the Best Experience at DIA (Denver International Airport)

Denver International Airport, the largest land-area airport in the US, is the most convenient way to get in and out of Denver without driving through cornfields or mountains. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most convenient airport to get to or navigate through, but we’re here to help you with some tips and tricks for any upcoming travel plans. Getting There The biggest problem with DIA is its location. When Denver’s Stapleton airport closed and eventually became a Denver neighborhood, Denver International Airport was built far, far away from the hustle and bustle of Denver. 25 miles outside Denver, DIA has completely different weather patterns, views and a whole lot of nothing surrounding it. Getting to DIA is easy by car, if you don’t leave during rush hour times, and parking runs between $9-$25/day. For short trips, driving is going to be your best option. A cab or Uber will take the same amount of time, but can be around $40-$60 per trip from downtown. The Super Shuttle is also an option at only around $14 …

Biking in Denver: Rules, Roads & Shops

Even though Denver is one of the most bike-friendly cities you’ll come by these days, being a bike commuter or casual cyclist in the Mile High can sometimes be difficult. This comes from a variety of issues, including driver animosity and just finding the right route. Before you hop on your fixie, or before you go Google “fixie” if you’re not from a bike-centric city, consider the following things to help you get around Denver. Know the Rules There are rules. Even thought you’ll see these broken regularly, for your own safety and to avoid a citation, you’ll want to keep them in mind. These rules include stopping fully at red lights and stop signs, and riding on the same side of the street as a vehicle would. For a full list, check out bikedenver.org. As you begin riding more regularly, you might start to think, “but I can just slow down at this red light then continue going if no cars are coming.” The Denver Police regularly patrol areas in which this happens and …

Denver Public Transportation Guide

One of the most exciting and sometimes frustrating parts of living in a rapidly growing city like Denver is watching its infrastructure grow. Despite what seems like never-ending construction sometimes, there have been some very exciting moments in Denver public transportation growth and development. When RTD’s W Line opened in April of 2013, thousands of people turned out for the grand opening ceremony and free rides. When the A Line—the “Train to the Plane”—opened, 80,000 people rode it the first weekend. All of the light rail excitement and growth is part of Denver’s FasTracks plan. By 2018, the plan will allow for better commutes to and from suburban areas, as well as to Boulder and the airport. But as the rapid changes in Denver’s transit happen, it can be difficult to keep up with where you need to be and where to choose a place to live based on commute. Here’s a quick guide to the present options and future changes that might impact where you live and how you commute. Denver If you’re located …