Boulder, Colorado Speed Traps
Right after the Pearl St. on-ramp to the diagonal/Foothills there will often be a motorcycle cop catching people speeding over the hill on Foothills.
They love to park the photo radar van here. You come up the hill, and can’t even see the van until you crest the top of the hill. Since people frequently exceed the limit going up this larger hill it’s quite lucrative
Between 19th & Folsom, school zone, when lights are flashing. BPD motorcycle sit near Hermosa St., w lasers on East bound traffic, could also be on West bound traffic though as well. Late afternoon, around 3:15pm. It becomes 20-25mph zone. Most do 35-40 down this road all the time.
A ticket doubles in a school zone, eg 100 becomes 200 on the spot. Officer willing to help make the process be 5 minutes, if you’re in a hurry, but the ticket sticks, not surprisingly around here, especially if you’re way over.
Unmarked black cars hiding on side streets and in parking lot at the rec. center. Radar used to catch speeding cars. Also, looking for people running stop signs.
Beware stop sign at bottom of the hill on Gillespie and Julliard. Also, watch speed in all directions for several blocks before reach Mesa Elementary in all directions.
Speed trap closer to Boulder, just about where Greenbriar intersects 93 from the west. Just after one gets used to the reduced speed (from 55 to 50), within less than 1/2 mile, the speed is further reduced to 40, then within another 1/2 miles, to 35. Some police are present at the reduction from 40 to 35 (usually in gas station parking lot or nearby). Even if no police are present, there is a camera mounted on top of the reduced speed limit sign (where is says 40). So police or no, if you are going too fast, you get tickets in the mail.