Neighborhood Speed Management

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The Town of Erie cares about speed management in neighborhoods. Driving at the posted speeds are beneficial for everyone traveling in Erie: drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, kids, teenagers, seniors, people with disabilities and the broader community. In some cases, the Town can proactively influence speed management in neighborhoods using a series of “tools”; most people think of speed bumps, but there're actually many other design choices, education programs and enforcement tools.


The Town has received an increased number of requests to study speeding in neighborhoods and make changes to street designs in 2023. We agree! That’s why the Town Engineering, Transportation Planning, Street Operations, St. Vrain & Boulder Valley School Districts, Rocky Mountain Fire, and the Police Department are jointly launching a process to create the Neighborhood Speed Management Program (NSMP) with Erie residents.

Did you know that driving just a few miles-per-hour below or at the posted speed limit in a neighborhood can make a difference in crash reduction and severity? This can result in lower fatality rates, reduced traffic noise, better conditions for your neighbors walking with pets, and reduce the Town of Erie’s annual infrastructure costs for street maintenance. For more information visit the external links on recommended best practices and research:

The NSMP will identify new ways to manage vehicle speeds and prevent crashes on neighborhood streets. The Town will utilize best practices and peer community programs from Boulder and Weld County to manage speeds and increase neighborhood vitality. Over the next six months, Town staff and their consulting team will perform peer research, prepare program criteria with your input, collaborate with Town departments, and conduct community outreach sessions to produce a Town of Erie Neighborhood Speed Management Plan.

The Town of Erie cares about speed management in neighborhoods. Driving at the posted speeds are beneficial for everyone traveling in Erie: drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, kids, teenagers, seniors, people with disabilities and the broader community. In some cases, the Town can proactively influence speed management in neighborhoods using a series of “tools”; most people think of speed bumps, but there're actually many other design choices, education programs and enforcement tools.


The Town has received an increased number of requests to study speeding in neighborhoods and make changes to street designs in 2023. We agree! That’s why the Town Engineering, Transportation Planning, Street Operations, St. Vrain & Boulder Valley School Districts, Rocky Mountain Fire, and the Police Department are jointly launching a process to create the Neighborhood Speed Management Program (NSMP) with Erie residents.

Did you know that driving just a few miles-per-hour below or at the posted speed limit in a neighborhood can make a difference in crash reduction and severity? This can result in lower fatality rates, reduced traffic noise, better conditions for your neighbors walking with pets, and reduce the Town of Erie’s annual infrastructure costs for street maintenance. For more information visit the external links on recommended best practices and research:

The NSMP will identify new ways to manage vehicle speeds and prevent crashes on neighborhood streets. The Town will utilize best practices and peer community programs from Boulder and Weld County to manage speeds and increase neighborhood vitality. Over the next six months, Town staff and their consulting team will perform peer research, prepare program criteria with your input, collaborate with Town departments, and conduct community outreach sessions to produce a Town of Erie Neighborhood Speed Management Plan.

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