Last Week: Drivers Injured Three People Walking Citywide

dashboard June25-July8

For the first time in a long time, a calendar week went by in Denver without a single traffic death, according to the Denver Police Department.

The week between June 25 and July 1 wasn’t without carnage, however. Motorists inflicted life-changing injuries on three people walking. Four people traveling in cars were injured, and so was one motorcyclist.

Denver PD responded to 419 crashes in the past seven days and arrested 33 people for driving drunk or high.

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.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Monday’s Headlines

|
Broadway Bike Lane Extension to Cherry Creek Trail on its Way — as Expected — But Not Until 2020 (DenPo) Motorists Don’t Understand Basic Rules Regarding Bike Lane on South Monaco (CBS4) Lakewood State Senate Candidate Tony Sanchez: Bike Lanes Are a Conspiratorial Attack from the United Nations (Times Recorder) The CU Professor and Blogger […]

Friday’s Headlines

|
Hancock’s 2019 Budget Includes $27 Million for Walking, Biking, Transit, According to DenPo Westword Remembers Raymond Davies, Killed by a Hit-and-Run Driver in August Driver Smashes Car Through Home, Injuring One, on 18th and York (Denver PD) Denver PD Chases Car-Jacking Suspect Right through Home on Federal (CBS4) Denver Public Works Says New Federal Blvd […]