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BikeDenver is a member of Denver's Vision Zero Coalition. Our coalition’s goals are both to increase awareness of Vision Zero within our communities and ensure that the city take steps to achieve a timely, equitable, and consistent strategy towards implementing Vision Zero.
History of Vision Zero in Denver
December 2015 // BikeDenver joined with local advocacy partners including WalkDenver, the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC), the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MPAC), and the INC to form the Vision Zero Coalition.
February 12, 2016 // Vision Zero Coalition hosted a “Love-In” at the City & County Building in Denver to show its support for Vision Zero and safer streets. Attended by over 80 individuals, we signed and delivered almost 300 Valentine’s to Mayor Hancock along with a list of 43 supporting organizations for safer streets. This event set the stage for the official announcement of Vision Zero.
February 17, 2016 // Mayor Hancock officially announced Denver’s commitment to Vision Zero. With his announcement, Denver joins a growing list of U.S. cities that includes Seattle, Portland, Chicago, and New York. An international safety campaign originating in Sweden almost 20 years ago, Vision Zero is guided by the principle that all traffic-related serious injuries and deaths are preventable. Therefore zero serious injuries or deaths are acceptable with the prioritization of safer streets being imperative.
Ongoing Vision Zero Coaltion Work
As we move forward, BikeDenver looks forward to working with neighborhoods, community groups and city agencies to ensure that our city streets are safe not only for bicyclists but for all users to ensure healthier and more livable communities.
If you share this vision, we ask that you support our work through becoming a member of BikeDenver. Your contribution supports our on-the-ground advocacy and strengthens our collective voice to impact the future of our city.