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 […]
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.
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 […]