Wheat Ridge City Council passed two new ordinances designed to increase traffic safety for pedestrians and motorists traveling through the city. Pedestrians Hindering the Flow of Traffic (Read Ordinance 1714) and Pedestrian Use of Roadway Center Medians and Prohibiting Sales and Solicitation in Certain Places (Read Ordinance 1715).
In the next few weeks, signage will be added in key locations, and Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD) patrol and crime prevention officers will contact pedestrians to educate them about the new ordinances prior to issuing any citations. The city will also share information through local media, their social media platforms, in city newsletters and on the website.
Anyone with concerns about traffic or pedestrian safety is asked to call the non-emergency number 303-237-2220 #1.