It Worked: Readers Take Over CDOT’s Victim-Blaming #SafetyStartsWithAllOfUs Campaign

Image: Twitter via @scmodstyle
Image: Twitter via @scmodstyle

Instead of making streets like Federal Boulevard (also known as highway 88) safer with proven physical interventions that calm traffic speeds, the Colorado Department of Transportation is trying to “educate” the carnage out of deadly city streets with a PR campaign (as usual).

It’s ridiculous that CDOT expects people walking and biking to bear the same responsibility on public streets as people operating multi-ton killing machines. So we asked you to flip the script — and you did.

Streetsblog readers from all over the country overwhelmed CDOT’s #SafetyStartsWithAllOfUs hashtag on Twitter. Here are some of the best responses:

Some of you took CDOT’s Day-Glo wardrobe requirements to the next level…

Some people used their firsthand experiences to combat CDOT’s faux safety message…

A quick search through the news of the day provides plenty of fodder too…

One Denver City Council member weighed in…

You all owned Colorado’s transportation department. Enjoy…

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