There’s something important missing in the Post’s account of Denver’s growth, however. The city’s pavement problem isn’t because of a growing population of people. It’s because of a growing population of cars.
The primary threat to green space in and around Denver is not skyscrapers going up in downtown or apartments constructed to accommodate new people. It’s the roads, driveways and – perhaps most egregiously – the parking lots we’ve built to accommodate more cars.