Last Week: Motorists Killed One Person Walking, Critically Injured Two People Biking on Denver’s Streets

Between September 10 and September 16, motorists killed one person walking in the city. The victim died near Hampden Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.

Aside from that fatality, the 13th of its kind this year, drivers seriously injured two people biking, two people on motorcycles, and five people in cars over the seven-day span.

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.