When careless drivers severely injure pedestrians, cyclists, police officers and other vulnerable road users, they will no longer drive away from the scene of a crash with nothing more than light penalty. Under Senate Bill 19-175, which Gov. Jared Polis signed into law this morning at the Denver Bicycle Cafe, Colorado became the 10th state to enact legislation that defines vulnerable road users and punishes drivers who hurt them more severely.
Transportation officials launched a statewide listening tour that will give Coloradans the chance to sound off on where limited state transportation dollars should be spent. But even in the heavily car-dependent Centennial State, officials at the state’s highway agency say they want to talk about walking, biking and transit.
Dozens of cyclists and pedestrians walked and biked to a ceremony yesterday where they remembered the 88 people killed on Denver’s streets since January 2018. There, Mayor Michael Hancock admitted that the city isn’t doing enough to stop traffic fatalities and serious injuries. “Every one of those lives lost is unacceptable and preventable,” Hancock said before listing the […]