You’re invited to participate in two upcoming Vision Zero events!

The Vision Zero Community Forum aims to bring communities together around improving safety on our streets

Recognizing that community engagement is an important component of a successful Vision Zero program, the City and County of Denver will be hosting a 2018 Vision Zero Community Forum on May 12 that is free and open to the public. Come learn about community engagement in other Vision Zero Cities, hear from local leaders about implementing Vision Zero community programs, and help set the foundation in Denver for launching community & City partnerships:
  • Opening remarks by Councilman Jolon Clark
  • Morning panel exploring examples of community engagement and empowerment from other cities, featuring public officials and community members from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin, moderated by Public Works Executive Director, Eulois Cleckley
  • Afternoon panel about Denver’s Vision Zero initiative, with a presentation by WalkDenver’s Executive Director Jill Locantore on the Denver Vision Zero Coalition‘s community engagement effots
  • A Photovoice Project Exhibition by 16 residents that live along the Federal Blvd corridor; and, an afternoon panel about Denver Vision Zero.

The event is free and lunch will be provided for registered attendees! Free child care will be available as well as simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and Vietnamese available; American Sign Language and other languages upon request.

When: May 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: PPA Events Center, 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211

Register to attend the event!

Join us for the Ride and Walk of Silence on May 16 to honor the lives lost in Denver traffic crashes

On May 16, the Denver Vision Zero Coalition will be hosting the 2018 Denver Ride and Walk of Silence at Rude Park to honor all of the lives lost to traffic crashes. All are invited to participate in a walk or bike ride that will culminate in a final ceremony at Rude Park similar to last year’s event in Cheesman Park.

The Ride of Silence is an annual international event to honor cyclists who were killed or seriously injured on public roadways. As cities around the world, including Denver, have adopted Vision Zero policies, there is an even greater awareness around the need to design safer streets to protect the most vulnerable users of the road.

When: May 16, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Rude Park, 2855 W Holden Pl, Denver, CO 80204

  • Walkers will meet at Rude Park at 6:30 pm
  • Cyclists will meet at the Federico F. Pena Southwest Family Health Center, 1339 S Federal Blvd, at 6:30 pm

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.