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.
It's past time elected officials like Mayor Michael Hancock and City Council members, as well as city department heads, dealt seriously with an actual public health crisis: traffic deaths and serious injuries.
Yesterday, the city posted a map-based survey that lets Denverites identify deficient pedestrian crossings, ineffective bike lanes, high-speed streets, and other dangerous conditions for walking and biking.