Can you help me out with a reference in the Town Code regarding the pedestrian warning lights such as those on Wilcox Street in the Downtown area?

Although there is no specific mention of our flashing beacon crosswalks in Town Code, our Traffic Engineering Division regularly references the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to determine their use and function.

Additionally, the Federal Highway Administration has approved the use of flashing beacon crosswalks as a supplemental treatment to improve the visibility of pedestrians trying to cross. The flashing lights inform drivers that there is a pedestrian present. This should raise drivers' awareness and their ability to yield, which is the State law in Colorado.

The Town has found that when using flashing beacon crosswalks, we improve the driver yield rate to over 90% of the time versus without, which is only about 50% of the time. Pedestrians need to make sure the driver is yielding to them before proceeding and to always proceed with caution. The section that references yielding is from the Colorado Model Traffic Code, which was adopted by the Town in the Town Municipal Code with a few exceptions and clarifications. For more information on the Model Traffic Code, reference Title 10 of Town Code.

Reviewed January 11, 2024


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1. Where are all the public bike racks (for securing bikes) in Castle Rock located? As a very bike friendly state, why is there no map for this on our town website?
2. Are there plans to widen Prairie Hawk north of Wolfensberger? Or possibly to add a left turn lane from northbound Prairie Hawk into Academy Charter School?
3. Some time ago I read where the town administration was creating a truck routing system requiring large trucks to use only certain streets or roads.
4. Can you help me out with a reference in the Town Code regarding the pedestrian warning lights such as those on Wilcox Street in the Downtown area?
5. Why are the striping on the roads not reflective?
6. Will the middle segment of Woodlands Boulevard ever be built?
7. Will there be plans to update the Wilcox Street/Wolfensberger Road and Interstate 25 intersection?
8. What process does the Town use to decide whether to install a stoplight or a roundabout at an intersection?
9. Is there a plan to extend Prairie Hawk Drive to Plum Creek Parkway?
10. Are there any plans to widen Wolfensberger from Red Hawk Drive to Coachline?
11. What is the plan for roadways in terms of fifth street and the traffic through downtown as it relates to the new developments up on ridge road and north of highway 86? It is already very congested,
12. Is there a plan to make the city more accessible by walking/biking? We have a lot of sidewalks that end abruptly and bike lanes that go nowhere.
13. Why can't the traffic engineer time the lights so you don't have to stop at every red light. Founders is a mess.
14. What road construction is happening in Castle Rock?