Vision Zero Community Program

In 2019, WalkDenver, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Public Works partnered on the new Vision Zero Community Program. This exciting initiative gave teams of community members an opportunity to design a project to increase awareness of Vision Zero and promote safer streets in their neighborhoods. The selected projects received technical and financial assistance from the City and WalkDenver. We enjoyed working with the dedicated community members whose projects were chosen to be part of this unique program.

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. 

Silverman Park Project (Montbello) – June 15, 2019: Led by Montbello Walks, Council District 11, and Montbello 20/20, this project will worked on traffic calming at the intersection of Andrews Dr. and Tulsa Ct., which is the main entrance to Silverman Park. The project included a temporary pop-up demonstration to test out ideas for safer access to the park. Read the report and watch the video!

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 was to raise awareness of Vision Zero by creating an annual, self-sustaining Vision Zero Art Festival. The inaugural year was hosted at the McNichol’s Civic Center Building and included displays of Vision Zero-themed art, an interactive exhibition, and refreshments. Check out the photos and watch the video!

Tasty Colfax Project – July 23, 2019: Led by Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods and the Bluebird District, this project aimed 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. Read the report, check out the photos, and watch the video!

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 focused on the intersection of Yale Avenue and S Clermont Drive. Read the report, check out the photos, and watch the video!

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 created 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 ArtWayCheck out the photos, watch the video, and read the report!