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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 pedestrian 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

Contact Information
Joe Olson, City Traffic Engineer, 970-224-6062, jolson@fcgov.com

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 area.

For the latest information on traffic related projects in the city, visit fcgov.com/fctrip







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