Vision Zero Community Program

WalkDenver, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Public Works are partnering on the new Vision Zero Community Program. This exciting initiative will give teams of community members an opportunity to design a project to increase awareness of Vision Zero and promote safer streets in their neighborhoods. The seven selected projects will receive technical and financial assistance from the City and WalkDenver. We are looking forward to working with the dedicated community members whose projects were chosen to be part of this brand-new program. Stay tuned for updates about how to get involved!

Auraria Campus Project (Auraria) – May 2019: Led by the WTS (Advancing Women in Transportation) chapter of the University of Colorado at Denver, this team aimed to advance Vision Zero on the Auraria campus through a colorful and eye-catching art installation along some of the busiest roads around campus, as well as a lighting demonstration that brought attention to the lack of well-lit paths for walking and biking through the campus. Photos from this event coming soon!

Silverman Park Project (Montbello) – June 15, 2019: Led by Montbello Walks, Council District 11, and Montbello 20/20, this project will work on traffic calming at the intersection of Andrews Dr. and Tulsa Ct., which is the main entrance to Silverman Park. The project will include a temporary pop-up demonstration to test out ideas for safer access to the park, as well as public art to bring more community identity to the park. Visit the Facebook event page for more info or sign up to volunteer!

Vision Zero Art Festival (Citywide) – July 13, 2019: Led by a group of Denver residents in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado, the goal of the project is to raise awareness of Vision Zero by creating an annual, self-sustaining Vision Zero Art Festival. The inaugural year will be hosted at the McNichol’s Civic Center Building and include displays of Vision Zero-themed art, an interactive exhibition, and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. You can RSVP at the Eventbrite link!

Tasty Colfax Project – July 23, 2019: Led by Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods and the Bluebird District, this project aims to improve safety on Colfax Ave using data collection, traffic calming, and pedestrian crossings at Colfax and Madison during the Bluebird District’s annual Tasty Colfax event.

Yale Ave Project (University Hills) – July 27, 2019: Led by the University Hills RNO, District 4 Mobility & Streetscapes Working Group, Councilperson Black, and University Hills Plaza, this traffic calming pop-up project will extend from South Dahlia St to South Brook Drive on Yale Avenue.

303 ArtWay Project (Northeast Park Hill) – August 3, 2019: Led by applicants associated with the Urban Land Conservancy, Radian/Placematters, and Park Hill residents, this project will create a tactical urbanism project at 35th Ave & Holly St to increase community awareness of traffic calming needs along a North Park Hill section of the proposed 303 ArtWay.

Quebec Street Project (East Colfax) – Fall 2019: Led by East Colfax residents, The Fax Partnership, and McAuliffe International School, this project will create a temporary pop-up demonstration to highlight pedestrian and transit access on Quebec.