City Council to consider traffic committee candidates
Glenwood Springs City Council tonight will consider applicants for appointment to a committee that will look at ways to ease traffic congestion in town.Fourteen people have applied to serve on the Traffic Efficiencies and Bike and Pedestrian Utilization committee.The temporary committee will look at options for implementing traffic-calming measures in town. In doing so, it will review the city’s transportation plan and construction standards.Traffic-calming devices can include speed humps and bumps, curbs that “bulb-out” into intersections, bike lanes and other measures designed to slow down cars and make streets and roads safer for nonmotorists.The committee’s formation follows a seminar this fall by Dan Burden, an advocate for traffic calming and making communities more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly.The committee is a subcommittee of the Transportation Commission, which will review its findings and make recommendations for action to City Council.Also tonight:• Council will consider a request by Village Homes for a conceptual review of the site and building design for 33 residential units in Cardiff Glen.• City manager Jeff Hecksel will provide council with cost estimates for various landscaping layouts for Civic Center, home to municipal and Garfield County buildings downtown. The prices for three possible designs range from $4,678 to $5,350.• City manager Jeff Hecksel will provide council with cost estimates for various landscaping layouts for Civic Center, home to municipal and Garfield County buildings downtown. The prices for three possible designs range from $4,678 to $5,350.
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Policy that dictates what for-profit activities should be officially sanctioned within Glenwood Springs parks is being reviewed by city staff and will likely come before the city council for final approval later this summer.