Jul 16

Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Posted on July 16, 2021 at 11:09 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Where is it legal to draw with sidewalk chalk. I know sometimes it can be seen as vandalism and I want to know where I can do it without getting in trouble.
 Thank you


A.  Since sidewalk chalk is nonpermanent, it can be used so long as it isn’t on sidewalks in front of other people’s homes or in front of a business.

Jun 30

30th & Reynolds--Roundabout

Posted on June 30, 2021 at 4:44 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q:  I was wondering why you haven't (or publicly announced a reason for) considered a traffic circle at 30th and Reynolds. I think that would be a great place for one. There is open land, and we all know, while it confuses a bunch of people initially, it makes traffic flow so much better.

I'd be happy to see a few traffic circles on other streets in the future. (hint harney and 30th, 22nd and willet).

I'm also very happy you put a stop light in on 22nd and Reynolds. (Personally I think that would be a bad place for a traffic circle with all of the pedestrian traffic).

I hope you might consider these intersections as traffic circles in the future. The traffic (IMHO) will flow better.

A:  On November 27, 2017, a similar question was posed and a response was posted on LaramieLive.com:  The City does not have any plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of E Reynolds Street and N 30th Street. Roundabouts require a considerable amount of land in order to be constructed properly.  The City does own some of the land around this intersection, but not enough to accommodate a properly designed roundabout.

Jun 30

Installation of speed limit, or "watch for children" sign

Posted on June 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q:  I live in a residential neighborhood with a lot of young children. There's an apartment complex nearby, whose residents drive incredibly fast down the main street. Is there a way to get speed limit signs or "watch for children" signs posted? Or even speed bumps to force drivers to slow?

A:  We appreciate you reporting your concern, the City of Laramie is always working to make a safer transportation network. In order for us to understand the area more accurately where you live, you will need to provide more specifics through our Modification to Traffic Control process. The best method to bring forward your concerns is to fill out a Modification to Traffic Control application and submit it to the Engineering Division at engineering@cityoflaramie.org. We will then study the area and determine if there is anything needed to improve safety in the area.