Colorado

Feb 11, 2010 1:08 PM by Greg Boyce

"Traffic calming" program eliminated

The City of Colorado Neighborhood Traffic Management Program has been eliminated as the City continues to cut money from its budget.  The program began more than a decade ago and was designed to provide passive methods of slowing traffic in neighborhoods using speeds bumps, mobile radar speed displays and other similar measures. 

The program, generally known as traffic calming, costs about $130,000 a year in Colorado Springs.  This announcement means six projects have been canceled.

The City will complete two neighborhood traffic calming projects in 2010 using the last remaining funds, on Alta Loma Road and on Windom Peak Blvd., Uncompaghre Street, and Poudre Way. 

The City of Colorado Springs is facing a $27-million budget shortfall in 2011.

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