2019 marks deadliest year on Denver roads in more than a decade (Vision Zero Watch)

As we turn the calendar to 2020, safety advocates are looking forward to a fresh start on Denver roads.

Records posted by the city show 71 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2019, including 28 in cars, 15 on motorcycles, 20 walking, and 3 on bicycles.

It’s the highest total of the decade, and an increase of 10 over the 61 people killed in 2018.

“My first thought, is that it’s happening too often,” says Allen Cowgill. “If Vision Zero truly means zero deaths, 70, even 1, is way too many.”