They walked and biked to Cheesman Park, escorted by police officers and wrapped in silence, in remembrance of the ever-growing list of people killed while walking, biking, riding motorcycles, and driving.
A child has been killed in an area known by officials to be deadly. To have government reps tell it, no one is responsible except Solis, who is gone. Naturally, the focus is on a barrier to stop people from crossing the street, instead of slower speeds and safer crossings.
Any serious plan for safer streets will have to include retrofitting them to prioritize pedestrians and bicyclists and reduce driving speeds. In the meantime, the volunteer Vision Zero Coalition is raising awareness of the preventable problem
As of December, the city is taking a more systematic approach to addressing the problem. Denver Public Works now convenes "rapid response teams" after every fatal crash involving a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist.