Over the past six months, my office has been working closely with the Highland Merchants Association and Denver Public Works to address concerns over pedestrian safety in the West 32nd Avenue corridor.
The first step in this project was to conduct traffic and speed counts in April and May and we are happy to report that the data collected through these processes has supported the conversion of the traffic signals at Tennyson and Perry streets to four-way stops. The goal of this change is to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety and comfort.
You may have noticed that stop signs have been added at the intersections at Perry and Tennyson and the lights have been changed to flash red. Denver Public Works will be testing and taking input on these changes for a 90-day period throughout the summer. To share your thoughts on these changes, please call (720) 865-3191.
My office will continue working with city agencies and community members on addressing the needs and concerns for safety in this retail district and will keep you informed as this project moves forward.