You have the right to be safe on streets and sidewalks no matter where you go or how you get there.
Traffic crashes occur every year in the City and County of Denver, involving vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, motorized scooters and pedestrians. Several have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities and, unfortunately, crashes may continue to result in the same outcomes due to risky behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, not wearing a helmet or not following crosswalk signals.
Vision Zero is a transportation safety philosophy that was developed in Sweden to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries in the transportation system. Denver adopted this philosophy in 2016, in coordination with dozens of city agencies and partners, to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
As a lead partner agency, the Denver Police Department is committed to supporting Vision Zero's, mission to eliminate traffic-related deaths through enhanced photo enforcement and citations, streamlined data collection efforts, and public awareness campaigns. As part of Vision Zero's Action Plan, DPD and Denver Public Works conduct "Rapid Response Meetings' after pedestrian, motorcyclist or bicyclist fatalities to identify risk factors that can be addressed citywide.
DPD Vision Zero Safety Brochure(PDF, 414KB)
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