DENVER – Fifteen people lost their lives in auto-pedestrian crashes in Denver in 2013. As of June 1, seven people had already been killed in auto-pedestrian crashes, and four people have been killed in hit-and-run crashes in Denver. These statistics are why Denver Police, Denver Public Works and Mayor Michael Hancock are proclaiming June as "Heads Up" month.
The "Heads Up" campaign was launched in May 2013 to encourage commuters to keep their "Heads Up" and take responsibility for their actions when walking, biking or driving.
Wednesday under gloomy skies around 50 cyclists gathered in Boulder to set out on a ride remembering those who have been killed while riding a bike. It is humbling to hear the names read off in the video below.