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Colorado Springs boasts a vibrant trail system that connects people within their neighborhoods and to destinations beyond. Many people enjoy our trails, but have asked for safer crossings when our trails cross a street between intersections.  Our City Traffic Engineering’s Bike Program responded to the call and coordinated with several City departments to install four trail crossings: 

  • Shooks Run Trail across Fontanero Avenue
  • Briargate SIMD Trail across Briargate Blvd
  • Meadowridge Trail across Rangewood Drive
  • Sand Creek Trail across Chelton Avenue

The new crossings open the door for trail users to access destinations outside of their neighborhoods and improve safety by calling attention to trail users crossing the street.

Using the new trail crossings:

Drivers at these locations and other trail crossings: watch for trail users wanting to cross. It is the state law that you must yield to them and obey traffic control measures. If you see a vehicle stopped in a different lane at the trail crossing do not try to pass that vehicle as trail crossers may be blocked by the stopped vehicle. 

Trail users: take responsibility for your own safety. Be sure all lanes of traffic have stopped before crossing.

Trail crossings were made possible through bicycle funds available through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.


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