Ahead of Denver’s Ride and Walk of Silence, Our Traffic Violence Report Is Back

Note: The O’Sullivan Personal Injury Law Firm sponsors this coverage. Sponsors are not consulted for the content Streetsblog stories.

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Streetsblog’s regular Traffic Violence Report returns just after two people died last week on Denver roads. This year, drivers have already killed 26 people, far outnumbering the 15 traffic fatalities at this point last year.

Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 12.22.12 PM2018 was a particularly deadly year on Denver’s streets. It finished with the number of road deaths increasing sharply, to 58, up from 50 in 2017. Last year’s rise in killing came two years after Denver made a Vision Zero commitment to end all traffic fatalities by 2030.

Tomorrow, the mayor, street safety advocates and other officials will gather to remember the 59 people killed last year at the annual Ride and Walk of Silence. The free event will meet at the City & County Building at 5:30 p.m. Those attending will bike or walk to Sunken Gardens Park for a ceremony.

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Streetsblog’s regular Traffic Violence reports are made possible with the support of the O’Sullivan Law Firm. Though this is the first sponsored content at Streetsblog Denver, other Streetsblog sites have used sponsorships to support their work for years. Streetsblog’s editorial content will remain steadfastly independent, our sponsors and donors are not allowed to influence our coverage.

We are happy to accept this sponsorship from this law firm and Scott O’Sullivan, its principal, who is a regular presence at the Colorado Legislature where he advocates for street safety measures like this year’s failed distracted driving bill.

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