Granby town board considers speed bumps
July 15, 2010
Dan Fisher is concerned for the safety of students in Granby.
A five-year resident of the Mesa Round units, Fisher has a clear vantage point of the traffic that travels past the high school and ballfields each day.
Fisher attended Granby’s town board meeting on Tuesday, July 13, to notify trustees about the speeding vehicles he sees on that “short-cut” route from downtown Granby to Highway 34.
During the Fourth of July weekend, he said, he witnessed a steady stream of “holiday campers and motorcycles” coming through.
“I think something should be done there,” he told town officials.
Fisher recommended speed bumps on either side of the high school on County Road 61.
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Town Manager Wally Baird said eventually, speed bumps may be warranted there as a “last resort.”
But as a less costly alternative, he recommended the town “work with the chief to have focused enforcement there.”
A speed sign that shows motorists how fast they are going is another option. But Granby Police Chief Bill Housley said he is waiting for a grant to replace the town’s broken speed sign, priced around $15,000.
“If concentrated enforcement doesn’t work, then we’ll do speed bumps,” Baird said.