Whether driving, biking, or walking through Timnath, safety is always a high priority. From traffic studies to infrastructure updates to educational campaigns, the Town is committed to keeping our streets, trails, and sidewalks safe for everyone.
After a truly tragic incident near the intersection of River Pass Road and Saddle Horn Drive, we made a commitment to the community to evaluate the safety conditions of the River Pass corridor in that area.
We are still awaiting conclusions from the Larimer County CRASH Team and the traffic engineering firm (Next Phase) we hired to conduct the study. However, Next Phase has provided an early action report that recommends lowering the speed limit on River Pass Road to 35 mph. While slower speeds may impact traffic flow, this is an important first step to improving safety while we wait for the CRASH report and completion of the safety review by Next Phase.
More than 500 local kids attend Bethke Elementary School; that’s a lot of little ones trying to get to and from school. Earlier this year, the Town conducted a safety study with Next Phase Consulting and the Poudre School District to determine what we could do to make the area safer.
Bicycle safety and education, encouragement, equity—and advocacy have been the cornerstones of Bike Fort Collins for over 15 years. They are a great resource for bicycle safety information and education
The 2024 Proposed Budget includes funding for a proactive program to establish Timnath-specific policies and practices for pedestrian crossing guidelines and intersection control community-wide and a preemptive review of safety concerns at select locations. These efforts would help to improve driver, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.
Making Timnath safer isn’t as simple as adding stop signs to every corner. In fact, sometimes stop signs make a situation worse! Here’s the lowdown on which traffic calming investments are appropriate under specific circumstances.