Public meeting Feb 18 to launch plan for creating safe, efficient travel for driving, walking, bicycling and using public transportation

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Please join us on Thursday, February 18 to learn more about ConnectCOS, an innovative transportation plan, and how your input can help shape the future of how people move around Colorado Springs. The meeting will highlight the results of a recent community-wide survey of transportation challenges and opportunities in the areas of driving, walking, bicycling, and using public transportation.

This citizen survey showed that most people use cars to get around, but that congestion and travel times are their biggest factors in making travel choices. They also said they recognize the need for people to have accessible options for how to travel-- whether it be bike, by foot or using public transportation. The survey also identified some of the concerns that community members have such as, congested intersections, missing sidewalks to move people through neighborhoods, limited public transportation options, and a lack of connectivity for people to get to their destinations.

ConnectCOS seeks to address the tremendous growth that has recently taken place in Colorado Springs and will build on years of study and analysis to identify and prioritize future transportation improvements. Evolved from PlanCOS, our citizen-influenced comprehensive planA comprehensive plan is a guiding document that provides a framework for city policies and priorities regarding the physical development of the city. It is a long-range vision of what we want our city to become and is a tool for making decisions about how that vision should be achieved. It outlines strategic steps to make the vision a reality and provides targeted and strategic planning of the physical development of the city. for how our city will look in 20 years, ConnectCOS seeks to develop a long-term transportation plan to help ensure an efficient, accessible, safe, and well-connected network. As the planning effort continues to move forward, we look to residents to provide insight to help us create a transportation roadmap that reflects the evolving needs of our community.

Online public meeting information
Thursday, Feb. 18, 5:30 -7 p.m.
Pre-register today by using this link: bit.ly/ConnectCOSRegistration
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Visit ColoradoSprings.gov/ConnectCOS for more information.

We are excited to share the goals of the ConnectCOS during our upcoming virtual public meeting and what we've learned since we launched the study in late 2020. We want to learn more about what people who call Colorado Springs home perceive the biggest transportation challenges and opportunities to be. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues to join. Transportation affects all of us, whether you walk, bike, take the bus or drive a car... we invite you to be a part of planning for our transportation future.

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