The City and County of Denver is launching a new Vision Zero Community Program, a program that will give teams of community members an opportunity to design a project to increase awareness of Vision Zero and promote safer streets in their neighborhoods. WalkDenver is assisting in the development, administration, and support of the program.
Emphasis on Community
The project can be focused on the community of your choice — and how you define your community is up to you.
What we want to know is: Why is Vision Zero important to your community? How can you build support for Vision Zero?
This may include demonstration projects for traffic calming, street art/wayfinding, pop-up land use, or data collection related to speed, mode counts, and/or other surveys. Many temporary projects can help to communicate a need, to educate community members, and/or build community partnerships. These projects may be large or small; larger project are often the most complex with a need for greater coordination.
Create a safe route to a school or public place. Find routes, publish maps, etc. School communities can organize programs such as walking school buses, scooter crews, Walking & Wheeling Wednesdays, etc. Provide education to students, families, and community members about multi-modal safety, especially in school zones.
Bring the community together for a organized, multi-session project to look at an aspect of the community, transportation, or environment in a deeper way. Facilitated discussions can help participants to select, frame, and tell their stories with photographs.
Engage the community though art. Art is a great community building medium and can have a lasting effect even after the initial creation.
you have other ideas for a Vision Zero project in your community? Would you like to bring your community together, address safety concerns, communicate safety to schools, community centers, residents, etc.? Just let us know.
Need project ideas? See a more detailed description of possible project types
Project Examples (PDF)
Workshop dates and locations TBD
(please contact Michele.Shimomura@denvergov.org if you’re interesting in bringing one to your neighborhood!)