Colorado DOT Crosswalk demarcation project, Denver, CO
Red area markings were used to define crosswalks at three busy intersections in downtown Denver, Colorado. The largest of the intersections was 16 lanes of traffic. Area markings were used for both the red crosswalks and the white accent stripes. The material covered an 4,750 ft2 area and reflective beads were added to the surface of the accent stripe.
Prior to 2008, when similar red crosswalks were installed at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue, there was an average of two people being struck each year by oncoming vehicles. Since installation of the newly applied Transpo’s Color-Safe Surface crosswalks, there has been significant reductions in motor vehicle/pedestrian collisions with only 1 person hit within the past 3 years. CDOT forsees similar reductions in motor vehicle/pedestrian collisions at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and East Colfax Avenue, where the Transpo’s Color-Safe Surface crosswalks have also been installed.