Analysis of Performance
- This is a quarterly metric currently reflecting 2019 data.
- As of 2/11/20 the most recent data available is through Jan. 2020
- The source of this data comes from the third-party outside vendor that runs both the photo radar cameras and the red light cameras.
- This output metric represents the percentage of vehicles monitored by the photo radar system in the 30 mph zone that comply with the posted speed limit.
- The number of vehicles monitored are impacted by several factors including the amount of staff time devoted to photo radar, weather conditions, day of week deployment, time of day deployment and locations where it is deployed.
- Colder months of the year coincide with poor road conditions and thus slower speeds.
- The warmer months normally coincide with good road conditions and thus higher speeds. This graph is reflective of that pattern.
- The deployment of the photo radar vehicles is contingent upon availability of personnel.
- Greater emphasis is being placed on traffic enforcement as staffing levels increase in the Patrol Division.
- Higher compliance rates are expected as personnel increases and as weather conditions deteriorate.
This monthly metric (averaged by quarter) measures speed compliance to 30 mph zones throughout the city. Speeding through neighborhoods can be a quality of life issue for many. Fort Collins is an outdoor activity centered city, with many of its residents frequently enjoying the outdoors in the neighborhoods. Speeding through neighborhoods, commonly a 30 mph zone, can be of concern, especially if near a school, or an area with many children present. This metric measures the compliance rate to those 30 mph zones, and can assist with identifying areas for education and enforcement efforts.
Why Is This Important?
Compliance helps City services determine needs for education, mitigation, and enforcement to keep users of roadways and bicycle lanes safe. Speed compliance reduces the number and severity of traffic collisions.
City Organization Impact on Performance
High – City impact may be high through targeted education, mitigation, and/or enforcement efforts. This can be demonstrated through past practices and is a clear duty of government.
Benchmarking in process. There are no currently identified benchmark cities with the same design/challenges that would be illustrative of high/low performance, though we are seeking some. Every city has a unique make-up of roadways, posted speeds, businesses, population, and much more.