DENVER (CBS4)– One in four deadly crashes in Colorado involves pedestrians or bicycles, that’s why the Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the Safer Main Streets Initiative. The initiative provides $47 million for projects to improve roadways across the Denver metro area.
The ultimate goal is to cut down on pedestrian and cyclist deaths.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Disturbance At Fort Collins Motel
“When you install a sidewalk, the simple act of putting up a sidewalk and separating the pedestrian from the road can reduce crashes by nearly 90%,” said Nicole Nason with the Federal Highway Administration.
Neighborhoods, cities and counties can submit their project ideas to CDOT.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Inmates At Denver County Jail Will Begin Getting Vaccinations
Additional Information from CDOT:
The projects submitted for review must be within Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and SW Weld counties- consistent with both CDOT and DRCOG’s Vision Zero efforts.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions In Colorado: Custer County Commissioners Vote To Drop All Restrictions, Open Up 100%
LINK: CDOT Safer Main Streets