DENVER — When it comes to SEE-DOT (CDOT), you're going to have to see it to believe it on September 4th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is deploying a street team dressed as life-size eyeballs to a popular downtown Denver intersection.
The eyeball crew is scheduled to be at Speer Blvd. and Larimer Street from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. next Wednesday morning. Be aware of slowing in the area caused by looky-loos, because really, how often do commuters get an eyeful of eyeballs on their morning drive into downtown Denver?
On a serious note, the eyeball team is going to be out to raise awareness about pedestrian safety. With 37-pedestrian deaths so far this year, CDOT is encouraging pedestrians and drivers alike to make eye contact and nod when they encounter each other at crosswalks. In 2018, there were 1,559 crashes involving pedestrians across the state of Colorado.
While drivers are stopped at red lights, the actors in the eyeballs will make eye contact and nod at drivers before entering the intersection with pedestrians. In CDOT's case, the eyes have it. SEE what EYE did there?