Last Week: Motorists Injured Two People Walking on Denver Streets

Between July 30 and August 5, two people walking suffered life-changing injuries, according to the Denver Police Department.

Three people on motorcycles and four people in cars were injured.

Denver PD responded to 500 crashes during the one-week span. Officers charged 21 people with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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.