This morning Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen stood before a row of motorcycle cops to announce that nine new officers will beef up the city's traffic enforcement efforts. The move aims to cut the city's road deaths, which is increasing dramatically.
Denver will continue investing in its goals around transportation and the climate crisis under the mayor’s 2020 budget proposal. But the $1.49 billion operating budget also braces the city for an economic slowdown.
This week's Traffic Violence Report looks at the 16,552 crashes in Denver so far this year and breaks them down into several categories, including a 31% increase in fatalities and a 29% increase in serious injuries.
To be successful after the free 5280 program, Denver B-Cycle will need to bolster up its fleet of mechanics while trying to find ways of slashing costs if it hopes to survive in the post-scooter landscape.