Drivers killed 35 percent more pedestrians in the U.S. than they did a decade ago — and in Colorado the number of fatalities grew by an astonishing 75 percent over a similar period. Population growth, people driving more miles per year, driving at night and the growing popularity of SUVs and smartphones are among the reasons why. To solve the problem, the design Denver's streets needs to change.
Denver students rallied with advocates today to demand that Mayor Michael Hancock save lives by redesigning the city's dangerous, high-speed streets. At the City and County Building, students joined the Vision Zero Coalition, headed by WalkDenver, to ask Hancock to provide Denver Public Works an annual funding stream for street redesigns.
Last year, 57 people were killed in traffic on Denver’s streets, and hundreds more suffered life-altering injuries. What is Mayor Michael Hancock’s plan to reduce the death toll? Four months ago, Hancock declared his intention to bring traffic deaths in Denver down to zero, but his Vision Zero plan is still in development and specifics remain in short supply. One thing that’s certain, […]