Action Alert: Send a thank you note to your legislators who voted no on HB 1072!

The Denver Vision Zero Coalition thanks you for showing your love for safe streets!

On Valentine’s Day, The House Transportation & Energy Committee voted down HB 18-1072, the automated enforcement ban that would have prevented municipalities from using photo speed enforcement and red light cameras – technology proven to save lives. So we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who took action and asked their representatives to support safe streets! We’d also like to thank the eight legislators who voted NO on HB 18-1072 – and you can too! Visit the WalkDenver Action Center page to send a thank you note to your representative who voted down the proposed bill.

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Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan includes a strong emphasis on speed management, including increased use of automated enforcement along the High Injury Network, the 5% of Denver streets where half of all traffic fatalities occur. When properly initiated, automated photo radar systems and red light cameras are effective traffic-calming measures. Studies show that the severity of a crash is directly correlated to speed, and this is even more true for vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians-the faster an automobile is traveling, the more severe the crash. This can be deadly for those who bike and walk.

We believe automated enforcement efforts are an important initiative in slowing traffic and increasing safety for all road users. Though it can’t prevent all crashes from occurring, it can reduce their severity and protect vulnerable road users.

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.