OPTIONS FOR NEIGHBORHOODS CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC SAFETY
If your neighborhood is experiencing frequent reported traffic accidents based on the current traffic, you can still contact the City's Traffic Engineering division to request a review of the situation - (719) 385-5908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, please consider one of the following options if your neighborhood traffic safety concerns are primarily related to:
- Poor driving behaviors,
- Noise issues (loud car stereos, mufflers, etc.), and/or
- Other non-accident related complaints.
Work with your Neighborhood or Homeowners Association
Neighborhoods with active neighborhood associations or homeowners associations could consider using any routine neighborhood communications (newsletter, emails) to politely remind neighborhood residents to travel the speed limit, not block sidewalks when parking cars, turn down car stereos, keep sidewalks clear of snow/ice and encroachments from trees and other landscaping, etc., whatever the safety issues of concern are within the neighborhood.
Citizens and neighborhood/homeowners associations can contact the Colorado Springs Police Department to request neighborhood traffic enforcement by calling (719) 482-7143. If you reach a CSPD voicemail, please leave the following information: your name, address, phone number(s), email (if available), the street(s) you are concerned about, and what the traffic safety concern(s) is. If there is a particular time(s) of the day the problem is worse, please note this in your message.
Because the Police Department's traffic enforcement resources are very limited, neighborhoods can opt to pay for police overtime for targeted enforcement in their neighborhoods. If your neighborhood is interested in this option, please contact the CSPD Enforcement Hotline at (719) 482-7143 and leave a message to that effect.
Digital Radar Speed Trailers / Signs
There are two types of digital radar speed signs - one type is mobile (trailer-mounted) and is managed by the Colorado Springs Police Department; the other type is semi- permanent (pole mounted) and is managed by the Traffic Engineering division.