Do you agree with the decision to reduce the speed limit on Yampa Street in Steamboat Springs to 15 mph?

Yes, it improves pedestrian safety 199 votes

40.61%

No, it's too slow 291 votes

59.39%

490 total votes

Comments

geraldm651 2 years, 12 months ago

I think the notion of a 15 mph speed limit on a 4-lane highway is absurd. The pedestrian crossing signal should be sufficient to meet pedestrian safety needs.

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walt jones 2 years, 12 months ago

They need to make Yampa street the focal point of downtown so they can get all these events off of Lincoln and stop closing a major cross country highway for every little occassion. Sorry Tracy and Main Street Steamboat but as this town grows and traffic grows in the western states a line should be drawn.

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walt jones 2 years, 12 months ago

Mark, the difference is alternate routes. Oak and Yampa are the detours. Yampa probably won't be soon. Therefore try getting delivery trucks and semi trucks and shear volume with approx 10,000 visitors and 12,000 locals funneling onto Oak street with traffic coordinators who don't do the job for a living and you have a big mess. Your example of NYC has hundreds of alternate routes.

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walt jones 2 years, 12 months ago

Pat, I am not against the July 4th parade or Winter Carnival. I just think these and other petty events should be moved onto Yampa Street since there is such a focus on revitalizing that street.

Also maybe the PCC did have skilled traffic coordinators but that was for 1 event 2 years ago and there are several other events each year that seem to be using the untrained Jack and Jills to attempt to flow traffic thru the side streets.

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walt jones 2 years, 12 months ago

Incorrect Pat. I was sitting in a long line during Mustang Weekend on oak and at each intersection I was talking to the "traffic enforcers" and they said they were volunteers for the events.
I know a few CSOs and there are not enough of them to spread out through all of downtown. Again maybe "your" event uses them. But most don't.

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