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Pedestrian Deaths up 75% in Colorado, 35% Nationally

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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.
Janette Sadik-Khan. Photo: Olugbenro Photography.

Sadik-Khan: Denver Can Learn From NYC’s ‘Streetfight’

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Janette Sadik-Khan, who will be the keynote speaker at Bicycle Colorado’s Moving People Forward conference tomorrow, transformed New York’s streets with dramatic pedestrian improvements, 400 miles of new bike lanes and the repurposing of 60 asphalt plazas into park-like places when she was the New York City transportation commissioner under former Mayor Mike Bloomberg. In […]