So far this year, 11 people have died in crashes along Federal, including seven pedestrians. The rate of fatalities on Federal Boulevard is currently 20 times higher than the urban rate on Colorado roadways. Denver’s Vision Zero sets a goal that none of these deaths are acceptable.
Next week, the city, in conjunction with CDOT, will begin making enhancements at 10 intersections on Federal between Virginia and Jewell, adjusting signal timing to activate the pedestrian signal every cycle. Following those improvements, at five of these intersections the city will add new pedestrian countdown indicators (where there currently are none). And a few weeks following these improvements, the city will install a pedestrian head start at 7 of these 10 intersections.
In the coming weeks, the city also will be testing new crash analysis technology at 10th, Howard and Holden, and following that will be implementing similar pedestrian signal improvements at these intersections.
Later this year and into early 2018, the city will make additional pedestrian and safety upgrades at Howard and Kentucky.
Below are the specific changes to each intersection.
(LPI = Leading Pedestrian Interval (4 seconds), ped recall = pedestrian signal comes up every time)
Virginia: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Exposition: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Kentucky: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Mississippi: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal
Louisiana: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Arkansas: Ped recall, LPI
Florida: Ped recall
Iowa/Mexico mid-block: Ped recall
Colorado: Ped recall, LPI
Jewell: Ped recall, LPI
Did you know during the month of October, you can win great prizes, save money, and get recognition just for carpooling, taking the light rail/bus, riding a bike or even walking to work? That’s because “Go-Tober” is a month away! The DRCOG program encourages people to commute smarter year-round and find ways to travel to work other than driving alone. Last year, City employees who took the “Go-Tober” challenge saved an average of $45 and logged enough trips to get from Downtown Denver to Frisco almost 900 times! If you’re up for the challenge, register your company at http://waytogotober.org. The winners will be announced on November 1!
If you have a youth ages 14-19 who needs transportation, come to the below Recreation Center locations on these dates and times and pick up a free RTD My Ride card.
Youth must have a valid MY Denver membership
For youth ages 14-19 only
Limit of 2 My Ride cards per family
Parent/guardian must be present to register for the cards
For more information on the My Ride card visit www.rtd-denver.com/myride/.
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