Streetsblog would like to thank The O’Sullivan Personal Injury Law Firm for supporting this series. Financial contributions do not influence our content. Two new traffic fatalities bring the number of deaths on Denver’s streets to 49 so far this year, compared to 33 at this point last year, a 49 percent increase. Last year also […]
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.