Ahead of Denver’s Ride and Walk of Silence, Our Traffic Violence Report Is Back

Streetsblog’s regular Traffic Violence Report returns just after two people died last week on Denver roads. This year, drivers have already killed 26 people, far outnumbering the 15 traffic fatalities at this point last year.

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2018 was a particularly deadly year on Denver’s streets. It finished with the number of road deaths increasing sharply, to 58, up from 50 in 2017. Last year’s rise in killing came two years after Denver made a Vision Zero commitment to end all traffic fatalities by 2030.

Tomorrow, the mayor, street safety advocates and other officials will gather to remember the 59 people killed last year at the annual Ride and Walk of Silence. The free event will meet at the City & County Building at 5:30 p.m. Those attending will bike or walk to Sunken Gardens Park for a ceremony.

Kate Williams