Denver earns a ‘C’ on progress toward safer streets
In 2018, 59 people died on Denver's streets. We can do better and the key is safer streets. On Jan. 22, the Denver Streets Partnership, comprised of CoPIRG Foundation...
In 2018, 59 people died on Denver’s streets. We can do better and the key is safer streets.
On Jan. 22, the Denver Streets Partnership, comprised of CoPIRG Foundation and other advocates for safer streets, released a report card detailing the city’s progress toward street safety goals. So far, Denver’s performance is decidedly mixed.
“Last year, Denver failed to meet their goals around sidewalks, street lighting, redesigning streets for safe speeds, and focusing safety improvements in the parts of the city that need it most,” said Danny Katz, CoPIRG Foundation director. “We look forward to what they will accomplish moving forward in 2019, especially since Denver has increased the number of people working to make our streets safe for everyone.”
In 2017, the city and county of Denver became a leader in the Vision Zero movement with Mayor Michael Hancock’s action plan that established the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by the year 2030.
Photo Caption: The Denver Streets Partnership aims to build more bike lanes and sidewalks, and improve intersection safety measures to allow cars, bikes and pedestrians to coexist safely.
Photo Credit: ORDOT via Wikimedia Commons (CC by SA 2.0)