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The Department of Public Works installed in-street pedestrian signs in the crosswalks at two intersections in the Washington Park neighborhood this morning. The signs come three weeks after Mayor Michael Hancock promised to boost street safety at 24 locations around the city after drivers killed two bicyclists last month, adding to a fast-rising death rate that is on track to reach highest level in over a decade.
A vision for the 5280 Trail, a “linear park" that could one day form a five-mile loop around downtown Denver, was unveiled yesterday. It would transform streets into tree-lined places for plazas, playgrounds and public art — while creating a low-stress place for people to stroll and ride bikes to, from and within downtown.