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Pedestrian Deaths up 75% in Colorado, 35% Nationally

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.