Last Week: Motorists Killed Three People Walking on Denver Streets

Drivers ended the lives of three people walking in Denver between September 24 and October 1, making it the deadliest eight-day span for pedestrians all year.

Two people biking suffered life-changing injuries during that span, as did one motorcyclist and four people in cars.

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.