Denver Viewpoint: A Step in the Wrong Direction–Pedestrian Deaths Hit Highest Total Since 1990

It’s easy to be numbed by the statistics of pedestrian deaths. But each one of those deaths rips a hole into the lives of family and friends. And it creates an atmosphere of fear that makes it less likely that people will walk to work or the grocery store – making it harder to reduce transportation’s contribution to climate change and eroding our quality of life.

The climbing death toll should be a wake-up call for our leaders to the fact that this is a public health crisis that requires immediate action.