Lots of of individuals journey bicycles, then lay down in entrance of the Denver metropolis and county constructing to die from deadly bicycle accidents – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of people bicycled around Denver Sunday, from Little Raven Street to the City and County Building. It was a protest for cyclists after three were killed in collisions with cars in the subway area.
“I always have close conversations with drivers who are not careful or do not care,” said Aaron Witter.
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Not everyone rides a bike, but you probably know someone who does, in Witter’s case he knew someone who was met.
“I was acquainted with one of the killed cyclists,” he explained.
With three bikes in the course of a week, life was shortened.
“I don’t remember if three people died that same weekend,” said Alan Cowgill, Denver Bicycle Lobby.
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It is for this reason that the group helped organize this “Ride and Die-In” event to remind cyclists and riders to be more vigilant on the roads.
“Tim Campbell went to my church, he was killed in West Colfax, the driver ran a red light and killed him,” Cowgill recalled the victim, who was a joint street attorney and wheelchair user.
The latest report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the number of cyclists killed fell slightly by 2.9% in 2019, but well over 800 people died.
“We should design roads so that when someone is hit, whether it’s a pedestrian or someone on a bicycle, traffic is slow enough so that people don’t die from their injuries,” Cowgill said.
This is part of Vision Zero’s goal in the city of Denver to eliminate traffic fatalities. However, in 2020 it was 57 in total and in 2020 it seems on the right track to approach a similar number.
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“If there are cars to be in, the cars really have to be careful,” said Clint Carter.