Power Trail to Get Safety Improvements for Busy Street Crossings
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Joe Olson, City Traffic Engineer, 970-221-6630,
The pedestrian/bicycle crossings along the Power Trail at Horsetooth Road and at Drake Road (west of Timberline Road) are being upgraded to full traffic signals. Currently, trail users can activate flashing yellow warning lights to assist them while crossing. However, because of the volume and speed of motor vehicle traffic on Horsetooth and on Drake, additional protection is desired for trail users crossing those streets.
The new signals will be installed the week of April 2. They will display traditional green–yellow–red lights to motorists. The signal will maintain steady green for motorists, unless activated by trail users. As with all traffic signals, the Fort Collins Traffic Code requires motorists to stop for red signals and to wait for the green light before proceeding.
Pedestrian signals will also be installed that regulate crossings by trail users. The Fort Collins Traffic Code requires trail users to stop and wait for the “WALK” light (a white, solid person symbol) before proceeding. The “WALK” light is followed by a flashing hand and a countdown timer that will provide adequate time in which to complete crossing. Trail users should not be in the street when the pedestrian signal displays a solid hand symbol indicating “DON’T WALK.”
The signals will be timed to minimize impacts to motorists while also providing reasonable wait times for trail users. If you have questions or comments about this project, please call 970-221-6630. For more information about City of Fort Collins Traffic Operations, please visit fcgov.com/traffic