Support Safe Streets – Donate to WalkDenver on Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado Gives Day is coming up on December 6, and this year you can dedicate your gift to supporting safe streets for all Denver residents.
WalkDenver is the leader of the Denver Vision Zero Coalition, a group of community organizations that formed in January 2016 to support the City and County of Denver’s adoption of Vision Zero and the goal of zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries. Achieving this goal requires correcting poorly designed streets that invite speeding and other unsafe behaviors.
The Vision Zero movement is founded on the idea that traffic crashes are predictable, and therefore preventable. The protection of human life and health must be the overriding goal of traffic planning, engineering, and enforcement. Yet too often, safety takes a back seat to the speed and convenience of driving.
You can help WalkDenver and the Denver Vision Zero Coalition transform Denver into a truly multi-modal city that supports walking, biking, and transit use, with happy, healthy residents and a thriving economy.
No one should have to die just trying to get around Denver. Yet 57 people were killed in traffic on Denver’s streets last year, 20 of whom were walking and biking. Everyone has the right to be safe on Denver’s streets, regardless of how they travel, and regardless of age, income, race, ethnicity, or ability.
Learn more about WalkDenver’s work and mission, and the Denver Vision Zero Coalition at http://www.walkdenver.org/vision-zero
Check out the following videos about WalkDenver’s tactical urbanism projects:
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.