This week the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure began installing new 20mph signs on local streets citywide. By updating these signs and reducing the speed limit on our local streets, we want to draw attention to the topic of speed in general and help create a culture of safety within our neighborhoods where we are more likely to see people walking and biking.
As part of our strategy moving forward, we plan to reduce the overall number of signs out now with a focus on areas that enter onto the local streets from our arterial streets. We will also post gateway signs as people enter Denver off the highway, that state the speed limit on local roads is 20 mph. We anticipate that removing/replacing these signs will take up to three years to fully implement from the time we begin.