2017 Valentine’s Day Love-In for Safe Speeds

Save the Date: 2017 Love-In

What: Rally to support the Denver Vision Zero Coalition’s “Safe Speeds for Denver” Campaign

Where: Denver City and County Building steps

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Join the Denver Vision Zero Coalition this Valentine’s Day for a rally in support of Safe Speeds for Denver. High speed traffic kills. High speed traffic makes our streets less pleasant for people walking and biking. The Denver Vision Zero Coalition is therefore calling upon the City and County of Denver to address the inherent dangers of unsafe speeds and make our streets safer for everyone.

The Vision Zero Love-In will be a truly multi-modal event, with bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders meeting at various locations and traveling together (along a different route for each mode) to the steps of the City and County building. The rally will culminate with the delivery to Mayor Hancock of hand-signed Valentine’s from Denver residents declaring their love for safe streets and support for the Safe Speeds for Denver campaign. Residents who are unable to attend the rally can sign the online petition.

The rally will demonstrate to the Mayor, City Council, and City Department Heads that Denver residents want streets that are safe for all people, particularly the most vulnerable users traveling on foot or by bike. No one should have to die, simply trying to get around the city.

Stay tuned for more details!

Check out the following videos about WalkDenver’s tactical urbanism projects:

Reimagine West Colfax

Bee JP (Great Paths: The Boulevard at Jefferson Park)

Better Block Five Points

Better Block Jefferson Park

Slow City: One Day in Denver was a collaborative project led by our partners at Walk2Connect. On April 26, 2014, 27 people walked 13.5 miles across the city of Denver in search of experiences that fuel the yearning for a slow city. A slow city where people get out of their cars and connect with the delightful and gritty nuances that make Denver home. And, where people travel at a speed where they can connect with their environment and one another.

Our project was part of the larger One Day in Denver city-wide, participatory media event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city.