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.
The Main Street design includes "traffic-calming features" intended to slow traffic flow. Wider sidewalks created narrower traffic lanes. Pedestrian amenities include more crosswalks. The end-of-block curbline bump-outs restrict turning radiuses, forcing traffic to slow, but they can bring vehicles and pedestrians into proximity.
Sanders told the town trustees that he intends to add a few traffic-calming devices to the new Main Street design — new speed limits.
"Fifteen (miles per hour) seems like the right speed," he told town board members during their Nov. 21 meeting.blog comments powered by Disqus