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
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