DENVER (CBS4) – Drivers will notice new signs on Denver streets and that’s the idea: to draw attention to pedestrians. It’s part of the “Vision Zero” campaign to reduce traffic-related deaths.
Crews were installing pedestrian signs on crosswalks that do not have traffic signals on Friday. So far this year, 15 pedestrians have been killed on Denver city streets.READ MORE: Drug Takeback Event In Denver Area Intended To Help Battle The Opioid Crisis
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“Pedestrians are our most vulnerable users of our transportation network. They’re not protected by thousands of pounds of metal like people in cars,” said Denver Public Works spokeswoman Nancy Kuhn.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Data Shows Clear Link Between Vaccination Rates Across State And The Hospitalizations
The new signs will be installed at 10 of those crosswalks by the end of the month.