Briefs: Crested Butte by Mark Reaman

Hashtag Elk Ave parking

The town of Crested Butte laid down more paint at the end of July on the street curbs indicating where it was not legal to park vehicles on Elk Avenue. They also included hash marks on the street near the corner crosswalks. The community development department said it was done to comply with town traffic codes as required by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which is adopted by reference in the Uniform Traffic Code and the Town’s Municipal Code. 

“Our previous curb painting was about five-feet short of required at intersections and mid-block crossings. The white hatching simply matched the yellow curbing to help enforcement and compliance,” explained community development director Troy Russ. “The painting impacted about 10-12 spaces on Elk. The resulting paint has significantly improved the visibility of pedestrians and vehicle yield compliance at crosswalks.” 

Speaking of street paint, the town used more than 246 gallons in 2023 which was almost twice what they used in previous years.

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