NOTICE: This newsletter was originally sent on Jul 14, 2010.
Tonight! Wednesday (7/14) - Dan Burden
speaks at the Rio's Agave Room (7:00pm). Dan is an internationally recognized authority on livable and sustainable
communities, healthy streets, traffic calming, and bicycle and
programs. Dan Burden is an internationally recognized authority on livable and
sustainable communities, healthy streets, traffic calming, and bicycle
and pedestrian programs.
New Street Striping Pattern on Laurel Street near CSU
Joe Olson, City Traffic Engineer, 970-224-6062, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurel Street is being re-striped between Mason Street and Shields
Street adjacent to the CSU main campus in order to improve safety for
both pedestrians and motorists. Work began on July 13 and is scheduled
to be completed by July 16.
The striping changes create either left turn lanes or a two-way left
turn lane as appropriate along the length of the street, thus reducing
the likelihood for motor vehicle accidents stemming from left turns.
Sections with a two-way left turn lane also provide space for
pedestrian refuge on Laurel making it easier for students to cross.
The re-striping is the result of an analysis of accident history that
found a higher than expected number of rear end and/or left turn
accidents at some signalized intersections.
The analysis also noted numerous pedestrian conflicts at several of the
other non-signalized intersections along Laurel. Many of the conflicts
were due to the width and multiple lanes on Laurel Street. The
re-striping plan is intended to reduce these conflicts thereby making
it easier for pedestrians to cross Laurel.
No significant increases in motorist delay are expected along Laurel as
a result of this reconfiguration. City traffic engineers anticipate
minor changes to the signal timing to expedite traffic movement in this
For the latest information on traffic related projects in the city, visit fcgov.com/fctrip
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