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Apr 7, 2020

Vision Zero Efforts Prevail During COVID-19

In April, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure temporarily closed select streets to thru-traffic to create more space for Denver residents to walk, bike and run while complying with COVD-19 physical distancing requirements. By officially closing some areas to vehicle thru-traffic to allow people to enjoy the outdoors, the city hopes to provide a safer experience in alignment with its Vision Zero efforts to provide safer streets for all.

Mar 10, 2020

Denver Reports Out On 2019 Safety Efforts

In 2019, Denver ramped up efforts to make city streets safer with upgrades to pedestrian crossings, new bike lanes and stretches of sidewalk, operational improvements at dozens of intersections, speed limit reductions, and the conversion of more than 30,000 LED street lights citywide that make travel safer and people easier to see. Now we’re sharing a few of our recent safety success stories.

Jan 14, 2020

East Colfax Safety Treatments

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is kicking off 2020 with upgrades to 15 intersections along East Colfax Avenue – one of the busiest pedestrian and transit corridors in the City.

Nov 18, 2019

Denver Honors Victims of Traffic Crashes with Candlelight Vigil and Art Installation

Representatives of the Denver Streets Partnership, City and County of Denver, and Denver City Council gathered with residents at a candlelight vigil on Sunday, November 17, in Civic Center Park to honor victims of traffic crashes in Denver. The vigil coincided with the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for victims of road traffic crashes and their families.

Nov 6, 2019

Speeds Reduced Along Two More Denver Corridors

This week, a Denver Public Works crew completed changing out speed limit signs along East 56th Avenue, reducing the speed limit from 45mph to 40mph from Quebec Street to Tower Road. In early October, speeds were reduced on Peoria Street from 47th to 39th Avenues from 40 to 35mph.

Nov 5, 2019

Vehicle Mounted Signs Slow Speeds in Work Zones

Denver Public Works has launched a new effort to improve safety and slow drivers as they approach DPW work sites. The Department has purchased five (5) vehicle-mounted speed feedback signs that attach to fleet vehicles parked alongside traffic operations crews. The signs are turned on when crews are working and let drivers know how fast they’re going as they pass DPW workers.

Oct 21, 2019

Transit Lane Added to 15th Street

Denver Public Works has installed red-colored “bus only” markings on 15th Street Downtown to designate a new 24-hour transit lane from Court Place to Larimer Street.

Oct 14, 2019

New Safety Treatment Piloted along 15th Street

Denver is piloting a new safety treatment along 15th Street downtown where people in cars cross the bike lane to make left turns. Curbs and bollards placed at five intersections along the corridor create “corner wedges” that aim to slow left turn vehicle movements.

Sep 24, 2019

New and Improved Protected Bikeway on 15th Street Downtown

The existing 15th Street protected bikeway received an update, with new rubber curbs and more resilient bollards added to provide greater separation between bikes and cars and higher comfort levels.

Sep 13, 2019

DPD Announces Enhanced Traffic Safety Efforts

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen announced DPD is adding nine police officers to its traffic operations section, the majority of which will focus on education and enforcement of traffic violations in areas where the data shows serious bodily injury and fatal accidents are occurring in our city.