‘A Matter Of Political Will’: Victims Of Deadly Traffic Crashes Remembered At Denver Vigil
On Wednesday, Denver Streets Partnership, along with the Denver Bicycle Lobby, held a bike ride and a walk of silence to honor those killed in preventable traffic crashes on Denver streets over the last year.
In 2021, there were 84 traffic deaths in the city, the most since the city’s Vision Zero campaign started. This year alone, there have been 30 deaths on Denver streets– five of those in the month of May. Currently, the city is on track to exceed last year’s numbers.
(credit: CBS)“Unfortunately, I know firsthand how tragic it is when someone is killed either walking or riding their bicycle,” said Denver resident Keith Reed.A little more than a year ago, Reed’s wife Teri of 40 years was killed in Oklahoma when she was leaving work trying to cross the street to get to her car. Reed relocated to Colorado just six weeks ago.
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Crashes Delay Traffic On 6th Ave Between Lakewood, Denver Tuesday MorningCrash Causes Delays On 6th Ave Near Federal Between Lakewood, Denver Tuesday Morning
“A total of 114 people have been killed since January of 2021,” said Jill Locantore, the executive director of Denver Streets Partnership., Frontier said Tuesday.| The Denver Post May 17, 2022 at 6:00 a.This week has featured a chance of afternoon storms almost daily across the state — a summertime pattern that has finally revealed itself after one of the driest Aprils on record.
In 2021, there were 84 traffic deaths in the city, the most since the city’s Vision Zero campaign started. This year alone, there have been 30 deaths on Denver streets– five of those in the month of May. Nye said that Giraldo’s actions were “exemplary” and “calm. Currently, the city is on track to exceed last year’s numbers. Cherry Creek North, the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, the Cherry Creek Leadership Council, formerly known as the Cherry Creek Business Alliance, and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center are seeking to present a unified front, a smaller-scale version of what the Downtown Denver Partnership does on behalf of downtown Denver businesses. (credit: CBS) “Unfortunately, I know firsthand how tragic it is when someone is killed either walking or riding their bicycle,” said Denver resident Keith Reed. Related Articles. A little more than a year ago, Reed’s wife Teri of 40 years was killed in Oklahoma when she was leaving work trying to cross the street to get to her car. The incoming storm on Friday will still push a little too far north to impact us hugely, but it will be close enough to deliver some cold air and precipitation.
Reed relocated to Colorado just six weeks ago.” Despite attracting 15 million visitors a year, hosting 17,000 jobs and providing Denver with $57 million in tax revenues, there is a sense within the neighborhood that it gets overlooked, LeMasters said. “It sucks. It’s terrible. What do you say? It turns our whole world upside down,” he said. “We need to find new and creative ways to get employees here,” he said. “For me or for my sons, to try to get by day to day now, and have to deal with cars or traffic or whatever, it’s a struggle. Relative humidity values will drop below 15%, especially in southern Colorado, which is where the worst fire danger is likely to be on Thursday.
” In 2017, Denver’s mayor launched the Vision Zero Campaign with the goal of having zero traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by 2030. In 2021, the city said it completed 160 projects to improve safety. While the program has made improvements, Locantore said there’s much more work ahead. (credit: CBS) “We need to refocus attention on these major arterials like Colfax Avenue, like Federal Boulevard, and we need to fundamentally transform how these streets function,” she said. Locantore added that means investing in bus infrastructure and other transit services, which would make street designs safer, because lives depend on it. A stark difference from the near 90-degree heat we will have felt on Thursday.
“Traffic deaths are preventable. It’s just a matter of political will,” Locantore said. “Do we value human life and safety over the speed and convenience of driving our own cars?” Marissa Armas Marissa Armas is a bilingual reporter who specializes in covering race, culture and immigration. She joined the CBS4 team in 2021. . Similarly, areas along the Palmer Divide near Monument and Castle Rock could see an inch or two of slushy snow by Saturday.