The public is invited to a virtual public meeting Wednesday, December 15 to learn about proposed transportation improvements for the City of Colorado Springs.
WHAT: Virtual Community Meeting for ConnectCOS and Platte Avenue Corridor Studies
WHEN: Wednesday, December 15, 5 - 7 p.m.
The first hour from 5 - 6 p.m. will cover ConnectCOS, the citywide transportation master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. update, and preview a draft project list for proposed transportation projects that will improve citywide travel by all modes over the next twenty years.
From 6 - 7 p.m. the focus will be on draft recommendations and potential alternatives for transportation improvements along Platte Avenue, a ConnectCOS priority corridor.
People may join for the first, second, or both hours to learn about these plans.
The draft project recommendations are based upon six overarching goals identified with guidance from PlanCOS, an in-depth analysis of the current citywide transportation system, and ongoing community outreach and engagement.
“The ConnectCOS plan lays out the next 20 years of transportation infrastructure improvements in Colorado Springs to meet the evolving needs of our community,” says City Traffic Engineer Todd Frisbie. “These recommendations will help ensure an efficient, accessible, safe and well-connected network for people, whether they drive, walk, bike or take public transit.”
The Platte Avenue Corridor Study is looking at how our community uses Platte Avenue, the current conditions, future travel demands, and how this former state highway corridor may better serve adjacent neighborhoods and the larger community.
“The Platte Avenue area is a critical corridor that is poised for a multimodalIncluding more than one mode of transportation. For example, a facility that accommodates lanes for motorized vehicles, bike lanes, sidewalks, and transit stops. transformation,” says Aaron Egbert, City of Colorado Springs Project Manager. “The proposed projects and alternatives are developed to better serve surrounding neighborhoods, improve quality of life, and improve safety and connectivity for all modes of transportation.”
The meeting recording and presentation materials will be available on the project website by December 22, and the project team will be collecting public feedback through the end of the year.
About ConnectCOS and the Platte Avenue Corridor Study
ConnectCOS is a comprehensive study that will result in a 20-year plan for citywide transportation improvements to ensure that people of all abilities have safe, accessible, reliable options to travel in and around the city by foot, motor vehicle, transit, bicycle or other preferred modes. The Platte Avenue Corridor study, part of the larger ConnectCOS effort, examines future improvements along the Platte Avenue corridor between I-25 and North Powers Boulevard.