Colorado: Speed limits dropped by 5 mph after 3 recent pedestrian deaths in Colorado Springs

Speed limits on four major thoroughfares in Colorado Springs will be reduced by 5 mph by the end of November after a recent spate of pedestrian deaths.

The decision to reduce the speed limit on South Academy Boulevard between Pikes Peak Avenue and Milton E. Proby Parkway from 50 mph to 45 comes after three people died crossing Academy at Astrozon Boulevard since Oct. 23.

“Reducing the speed limit and making speeds more consistent throughout the length of the corridor will create more predictability and provide more reaction time for all roadway users,” Kathleen Krager, the city’s traffic engineer, said.