In 2017, 11 people died in crashes along Federal Boulevard – including seven pedestrians. It’s a fatality rate 20 times higher than average for urban Colorado roads.

Now, the Colorado Department of Transportation is working with the City and County of Denver to add safety features to Federal, including changing pedestrian signals to give them more time, upgrades to sidewalks and pedestrian ramps, and a new “center pedestrian refuge” at Federal and Kentucky.

In addition, the city has formed a joint task force involving members of CDOT, Denver Public Works, the Denver Public Department and other stakeholders.

The project is part of the city’s “Vision Zero Action Plan,” which lays out nearly 70 specific actions to save lives and create safer streets over the next five years.

You can learn more about that here: http://bit.ly/2sfZJ3o