ConnectCOS

Planning Phase

About the Project

Colorado Springs is launching a citywide visionary transportation study, ConnectCOS to help create a transportation plan that reflects the evolving needs of our community

The city has changed a lot since the last update to our major transportation plan (the Intermodal Transportation Plan) almost 20 years ago. Now is the time to review our current transportation system and develop a plan to ensure an efficient, accessible, safe, and well-connected network for people who drive, walk, bike and take public transit.

PlanCOS, the City’s comprehensive plan that was adopted by City Council in 2019, outlined big ideas to shape the future of our city. ConnectCOS will lay out the next 20 years of transportation planning, infrastructure, and improvements in Colorado Springs, bringing to life the goals, ideas and community values established in PlanCOS.

ConnectCOS is a year-long study that will involve a significant technical analysis, and robust community engagement effort, to identify and prioritize short and long-term transportation projects to ensure that people who live, work and play in Colorado Springs have an opportunity to participate in the study.

Draft Project Goals

There are six major goal areas that build on the full range of opportunities identified in ConnectCOS:

  • Efficient
  • Sustainable
  • Reliable
  • Accessible
  • Connected
  • Safe

Over the next several months the project team will continue to refine the goals of ConnectCOS to meet the needs of the community. Please check back soon to take our transportation survey that will help inform the final goals.  

Get Involved

Digital Survey now Closed

The ConnectCOS Survey closed September 18, 2020. Thank you to every resident who gave input.

The City will integrate public comments from this and future surveys into the evaluation of our transportation system and future needs and anticipates multiple opportunities to provide comments as information is developed.  Later this year, the City will host a public forum for commenting on the State of the System and potential future investments and strategies prior to the team developing recommendations and the draft ConnectCOS Transportation Plan by late 2021.

Community Advisory Committee

The ConnectCOS Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will serve as a sounding board and critical conduit between the broader community and project team during this collaborative transportation planning process. The representatives (as seen on the roster below) are from a wide variety of sectors and organizations based in Colorado Springs. They will help share project information to their networks and provide key insights at major technical milestones to assist the City in decision-making. The role and commitment of the CAC is an invaluable element of this year-long planning effort.

CAC Roster

First Name

Last Name

Organization

Joe

Aldaz

Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council

Cindy

Aubrey

Pikes Peak United Way

Carrie

Bartow

Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs

Rachel

Beck

Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Kate

Brady

COS Planning/Bicycle

Victoria

Chavez

El Paso County Public Works

Susan

Davies

Trails and Open Space Coalition

Shane

Ferguson

CDOT

Jen

Furda

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Jill

Gaebler

City Council District 5

Jim

Godfrey

Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA)

William

Harrell

Citizen Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB)

Mark

Hopewell

Active Transportation Advisory Committee

Len

Kendall

Downtown Partnership

Brett

Lacey

COS Fire Department

John

Lauer

Colorado College

Scott

Lee

COS Parking Enterprise

John

Liosatos

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG)

Elena

Nunez

Colorado Springs Utilities

Nicole

Odell

Bike Colorado Springs

Karen

Palus

Parks, Rec and Cultural Services

Brian

Potts

PPACG DoD Liaison

Pat

Rigdon

COS Police Department

Liz

Robertson

Transit Passenger Advisory Committee

Aidan

Ryan

COS Airport

Kelsey

Sandella

The Independence Center & Community Transit Coalition

Tim

Seibert

Nor'wood

Richard

Strasbaugh

Council of Neighbors and Organizations


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