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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.

  • You can use City-defined boundaries, such as official Neighborhood or Business Improvement District boundaries.
  • Projects can be specific to a place within your community, such as a school, library, park, recreation center, community center, commercial center, or public transit stop. 
  • Projects can focus on a popular travel route within your community, such as a street, intersection, transit route or trail. 

What we want to know is: Why is Vision Zero important to your community? How can you build support for Vision Zero? 

Project Types

Tactical Urbanism

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.

Safe Routes

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.

Public Art

Engage the community though art.  Art is a great community building medium and can have a lasting effect even after the initial creation.

Other (community organizing, awareness, messaging, yard signs, etc.)

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)


  • Fall 2018: Series of community info sessions and application workshops. 
  • Applications due December 1, 2018 
  • Teams notified December 17, 2018 
  • Projects begin January 2019 
  • Project implementation complete by July 28, 2019

Workshop dates and locations TBD
(please contact if you’re interesting in bringing one to your neighborhood!)


Please provide the following with your application

  • A minimum of 3 applicants who will serve as team members. (At least one must be a resident of the community.)
  • A description of your project in at least one paragraph and how it will promote a culture of safety related to Vision Zero.
  • Please include potential partnerships, timeline, and materials and supplies needed. (500 word limit)
  • A description of the place, location, and/or neighborhood(s) where your project will be implemented. Why is this project important to the community? (250 word limit)
  • Has your team worked in the community before? What types of community projects have you completed in the past? How could your efforts on this project be sustained over time? (250 word limit)