Last Week: Motorists Killed Two People Walking, One Person Biking on Denver Streets

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It was another bloody week for people walking, biking, and driving on Denver streets, with five people losing their lives between June 3 and June 10.

Two of those victims were walking, and one of them was biking, according to the Denver Police Department. Two were driving, bringing this year’s death count to 26 — three more than last year at this time.

Six people were injured in traffic collisions last week, four in cars and two on motorcycles. Denver PD responded to a whopping 530 collisions.

With this series, we aim to remind politicians, transportation officials, local media, and the public that the cost of inaction on traffic safety policies is extremely high. The longer it takes to redesign our car-centric streets, the more people will get hurt or killed.

The Hancock administration and Denver PD still lack a protocol for alerting the public to serious traffic collisions and tallying them accurately, despite the mayor’s ostensible commitment ending traffic deaths, announced more than two years ago. Hopefully documenting this information, gathered from Denver PD reports, will help drive change from decision-makers and elevate the profile of this public health crisis.

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Leonardo Cano-Merida Charged with Vehicular Homicide After Striking a Pedestrian, Killing His Passenger in Rollover Crash (DenPo) Boulder Passes Dockless Bike-Share Limits that Cap Number of Bikes, Require Locks (Camera) National headlines at Streetsblog.org

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