Note: The O’Sullivan Personal Injury Law Firm supports this series but their financial contribution will never influence the content, topics or posts made in Streetsblog. Last week, one person died in a car crash on E. Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, bringing the total number of traffic fatalities in Denver to 33, sharply higher than the […]
Visitors to Cheesman park are doing it all wrong. A few weeks ago, at least a dozen signs popped up right in the middle of informal trails where people run and walk. They direct people to use official paths. But pedestrian advocates say that such paths show where people want to go and that officials should respond by building formal trails in those locations.
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.
Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years. This summer’s work includes nine projects, most in lower-income areas outside of the city center. As the city finally accelerates the expansion of its bike network, advocates expressed support.