Strategy D: Coordinate with existing safety programs

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In Colorado, there are many transportation safety programs and initiatives that operate at the federal, state and local levels. While it is important for each community to address specific patterns and needs, agencies and organizations do not always know how their programs fit within the statewide context. These silos can lead to duplicative efforts, missed opportunities, and ultimately, limit the effectiveness of individual programs.

Strategy D calls for improved coordination and collaboration among federal, state and local agencies in the development and implementation of safety programs. Through increased collaboration, agencies and organizations can increase their impact, utilize and share existing resources, and avoid duplication. Leveraging the successes of programs like CDOT’s Whole System Whole Safety and Vision Zero programs is the first step in tackling this strategy. However, to achieve consistent statewide implementation of this strategy, greater cooperation and formalized partnerships between state and local agencies is required. If you are interested in learning more and getting involved, please contact [email protected].