Hundreds of people on bikes gathered near the ballpark last night before riding in the rain to a candlelight vigil held where a driver hit and killed a bicyclist last week. The second cyclist death in as many weeks, the action was part memorial, part protest and also part of an annual celebration when bicyclists put on dresses and ride through the city.
There were no new traffic fatalities in Denver last week but drivers caused 482 crashes that seriously injured five and the total number of fatalities is up 38 percent year. The increasing number deaths show that the city's Vision Zero program is failing to make progress toward its goal to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
This morning’s Streetsblog Denver Headlines included a story from the local Fox affiliate titled: “Denver surveying downtown bike lanes to make sure it’s a ‘return on investment.’” The story claimed incorrectly that the city installed traffic counters on several bikeways “to make sure people are using these bike lanes enough to justify the price.” She said […]
Mayor Hancock kicked off his third and final term today by calling for lower speed limits and better designed streets to keep cyclists and pedestrians safer in an “urgent” attempt to take back control of the streets from reckless car owners. “Our streets must change to make way for more transit riders, bike riders and […]