DRCOG outlines crash trends in Active Modes Crash Report

The Denver Regional Council of Governments in December 2023 released the Active Modes Crash Report, an assessment of regional crash and safety trends involving people bicycling and walking from 2015-2021.

The report details crash factors and causes for pedestrian and bicycle-involved crashes from 2015 and 2019 and gives a preliminary overview of crashes during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic for years 2020 and 2021.

From 2015 to 2019, the Active Modes Crash Report finds:

  • Motor vehicle vs. Pedestrian crashes involving speeds of 35 miles per hour or more were more than twice as likely to result in death or severe injury.

  • Two-thirds of people involved in fatal or severe injury pedestrian crashes were people who identified as men.

  • Two out of five fatal or severe-injury pedestrian crashes involved left turns.

Explore the Active Modes Crash Report and learn more information about bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts across the region.