465 signs will need updated for a cost of $65,000
I believe that was already budgeted for as part of Vision Zero in 2020
Will go into effect June 18
Ryan Noles, senior transportation planner: Includes labor
Noles: "We heard pretty loudly from supporters that they were in favor of it, but initially when we embarked on it we were unsure of support community wide."
"We've heard more in favor than not ... but we've heard opposition to change."
2-3 weeks to get the signs once ordered; 2-3 weeks to install.
Bill Cowern, interim transportation director: It would negatively affect the cost.
Carr: It would apply to bicycles. Obviously not pedestrians, bc only Ussain Bolt could go that fast.
There are some who can go up to 30 mph, and those have to be in the car lanes.
Cowern: We would like more officer resources to be on arterial roadways, so we'd like more photo enforcement in neighborhoods.
Cowern: Many school zones are of course on streets where speed limit is higher than 20.
That is scary.
Mostly true, but the predominant reason, as I reported, is for emergency response, not cars (as I think was the point): boulderbeat.news/2019/12/14/her…
At 30 mph, that drops to 50%.
At 40 mph, it's 10%
Also in support and "encourage(s) council to take it further. I would have hoped that Boulder as an environmentally" friendly city and climate leader would have taken the step of closing streets to cars during pandemic..
Carr: No, we're not. And enforcement starts at 10mph over, so it would have to be going 30 to even trip the cameras.
Young doubling down on her e-bikes comment: "I do think the speed of e-bikes can be a hazard. I say this (from observation) as I ride my bike and get passed recklessly."