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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.

Sep 4, 2019

In-Street Safety Treatments Alert Drivers of People Crossing on Foot

Denver Public Works is utilizing “in-street” pedestrian crossing signage more frequently across the city to increase the visibility of crosswalks at non-signalized intersections and to alert drivers to be aware of pedestrian crossings. As part of a push to install more safety treatments and speed up implementation of Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan, 10 locations received the signage during the month of August and there are more locations to come.

Aug 31, 2019

Denver Marks a “First” with VZ Speed Reduction Initiative

Denver Public Works is identifying stretches of roadway in the city where it can reduce speed limits to create safer travelling conditions. Speed influences both the risk of being involved in a crash as well as the severity of injuries that result from a crash. Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan cited speeding as a factor in 53% of fatalities in Denver in 2015.

Aug 20, 2019

Denver Boosts Safety with Bike Corrals!

Denver gave its bike corral program a big shot in the arm this summer, tripling the number of corrals installed on-street and bringing the number to 21. The on-street bike corrals improve safety by opening up sight lines for people to see better around corners. Being “on-street,” they also serve to reduce conflicts between people on the sidewalk and those parking their bikes.

Aug 13, 2019

Vision Zero Videos

Film students at CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media are helping get the word out about Denver’s Vision Zero initiative by creating three Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The City and County of Denver’s collaboration with CU Denver helps us reach new audiences with critical safety messages, all with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries on our roadways by 2030.