Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives

Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives

Don’t hurry, be happy
Residents in the Escavara and Woodlands areas may start seeing some new yard signs around their neighborhoods. The signs will ask you to “see your neighbor wave,” or “don’t hurry, be happy.”

It’s all part of the Town’s neighborhood traffic-calming program. 

Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives have been identified to participate in this program, which starts when residents express concerns about traffic speeds and volumes on their street. Read on to learn more about this process. 

Traffic Calming illustration 

Step 1: Connect with the Town

A concerned resident contacts and meets with the Town.

Step 2: Research
The Town conducts a traffic study to find out more about vehicle speeds and traffic volumes along the street. 

Traffic data was collected over several days on Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives. The studies collected both 85th percentile vehicular speeds and the total number of daily vehicles per street. According to the data, the 85th percentile speed on Saddleback Drive was 32.7 mph and the average traffic volume was 918 vehicles per day. On Ridgetrail Drive the 85th percentile speed was measured at 34.4 mph and the average daily volume was 1,148 vehicles. 

Step 3: Education/Enforcement/Signing and Lane striping
Eligible streets continue through the process with yard signs, neighborhood traffic treaties, police enforcement, temporary radar signs, or traffic signs to increase awareness of speeding and encourage people to slow down. 

For Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives, residents are posting the yard signs, and the Town will use radar speed feedback signs and police enforcement.

Step 4: Check-in study
The Town studies traffic speeds and volumes again to see if the methods used in step three had any impact. If not, more permanent physical solutions, such as speed bumps, may be considered. The Town is planning to study these two streets again in September. 

Contact Tom Reiff, Transportation Planner
720-733-2483 or by email

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