TO-00-1-Signage For Tourism On Western Colorado Highways

WHEREAS tourism is one of the largest industries in Western Colorado; and

WHEREAS the majority of tourists travel by automobile using federal and state highways to visit Western Colorado attractions; and

WHEREAS directional signage on Western Colorado highways is critical to allow the visiting public to have a positive experience and to help them find their destinations quickly; and

WHEREAS the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Transportation are very regimented, inconsistent and restrictive on allowing directional signage for the benefit of the traveling public, and

WHEREAS these regimented, inconsistent and restrictive rules regarding directional signage serves to disadvantaged communities with low populations and extreme distances from major highways;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 supports efforts to seek more local input into the placement of directional signs along Western Colorado’s highways and interstate highways, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that CLUB 20 supports modifications to the U. S. Department of Transportation and Colorado Department of Transportation directional signage rules that take into consideration the low population densities of and extreme distances to many Western Colorado communities, in an effort to better serve these communities’ signage needs.

Adopted 9/8/2000

Amended 9/7/2007

Renewed 9/7/2012

Amended 9/5/2014