NeighborhoodA geographic sub-area within the city that contains but is not limited to residential land uses. The extent of a neighborhood is variable and may be defined by tradition, organizational boundaries, period of building and development, or subdivision patterns. Neighborhood boundaries may include such features as major streets or other physical elements. Traffic Management Program
Are speeding, cut-through traffic, and/or traffic accidents a problem in your neighborhood? The Neighborhood Traffic Management team can determine if a traffic study is needed. Your neighborhood may qualify if:
- Traffic volumes exceed 45% of typical conditions on a particular residential street, and
- Average travel speeds exceed 10 mph or more above the posted speed limit, and
- The neighborhood street is NOT an arterial roadway. (See the Major Thoroughfare Plan if you are unsure.)
Find out if your neighborhood qualifies for a Traffic Management study. Contact Erin Purcell at (719) 385-7607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If traffic issues are validated, there are several low-cost options for traffic calming:
Traffic Management Strategies
- Entry/Neighborhood Features
- Lane Narrowing
- Roadway Diet
- Traffic Control Signage
- Traffic Circle/Roundabout
- Roadway Dip(limited)
- Geometric Changes to intersections
(*Note: Speed bumps/humps are no longer used per City Policy.)
Contact your neighborhood or homeowners association
Ask your neighborhood or homeowners association to communicate traffic concerns. Newsletters and emails are a good way to remind neighbors about safety concerns and tips such as:
- Drive the speed limit
- Do not block sidewalks when parking cars
- Turn down car stereos
- Keep sidewalks clear of snow/ice and encroachments from trees and landscaping
If no HOA exists, the City can provide a friendly reminder to residents of the neighborhood. Contact Erin Purcell at (719) 385-7607 or email@example.com.
CSPD Traffic Enforcement
Traffic Engineering cannot resolve issues with a small number of speeders, poor driving or noise complaints.
You may request neighborhood traffic enforcement. Contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 482-7143. Or fill out the online complaint form.
Leave the following information:
- Phone number
- Email address
- The street(s) you are concerned about
- Your specific traffic safety concerns
- If there is a time of day the problem is worse, note that in your message.
The Police Department's traffic enforcement resources are very limited. Neighborhoods can opt to pay for police overtime for targeted enforcement.