Shared Streets to Move Us Safely

We are traffic. The cars don’t drive themselves.

- Rita Robinson

 

Our streets move our people, and in our growing city must accommodate an increasingly complex and ever-changing mix of mobility options - transit, personal vehicles, delivery trucks, bicycles, scooters and accommodation of our disabled. In 2017, the City of Denver adopted Vision Zero in an effort to eliminate pedestrian fatalities and make our streets safer. 51 pedestrian fatalities were reported in 2017. 2018 saw an increase in fatalities to 63. We’re headed in the wrong direction. A focus on safe, well-maintained streets accommodating cars, transit, bicycles, scooters and pedestrians will be increasingly critical as our population grows.

 

To learn more about my ideas to introduce shared streets to move us safely, please check back soon.