Photo by Hank Lohmeyer
Above, a driver slows to make a turn onto SW 2nd from Main Street where recent design changes seem more suited for Priuses than for the larger vehicles used by many people in the valley. Wider sidewalks, narrower traffic lanes, pedestrian amenities with more crosswalks, fewer parking spaces and tighter turn radiuses can bring foot and vehicle traffic into proximity. Despite the “traffic-calming” design features, traffic is moving too fast for the new design, say police, and the CPD plans to add some traffic-calming devices of its own — lower speed limits.Vehicles traveling the newly constricted traffic flow patterns of Cedaredge Main Street are averaging the customary 27 to 28 mph.
"That is absolutely too fast," Police Chief Dan Sanders told the town board on Nov. 21.