Community specialist Dan Burden returns to the valley this month |

Community specialist Dan Burden returns to the valley this month

New Century Transportation
Cathy Tuttle

Dan Burden is returning to the valley May 16-18 to work more in-depth on safe routes, traffic calming, and creating bikeable, walkable communities. The following events are made possible through a grant New Century Transportation Foundation received from the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program and from sponsorship by each participating town.

The Carbondale Safe Routes Committee is identifying low-cost fixes to the town’s network of pedestrian trails and sidewalks. As a first step, the committee is looking at the town’s schools and the pedestrian routes associated with those schools.

The committee is outlining a series of community work sessions from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17. For community involvement, contact Kay Clarke Philip at 963-2711, ext. 212, or e-mail

The Glenwood Springs Traffic Efficiencies and Bike and Pedestrian Utilization ADHOC Committee has been formed to: 1) develop street standards, 2) develop traffic calming policy and 3) develop a Grand Avenue traffic-calming plan involving in the planning process CDOT, DDA, RFTA, city staff and interested community participants. This group and the community are invited to a series of work sessions and a Grand Avenue-82 Walk About from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 18. For community involvement, please contact Larry Thompson

at 384-6413 or e-mail to

The town of Basalt assembled a collaborative team to derive a new set of standards that supports a pedestrian-friendly community. The new standards will include features from several categories, including gathering elements and pedestrian-circulation features. The goal of the process is to develop a comprehensive tool kit to aid in the design of streets that will preserve and enhance the small-town character of Basalt. This committee will meet from 1-5 p.m. Monday, May 16.


Hold the date, July 8, for “Creating a Climate-friendly, Energy Independent Future: The Role of Transportation … Challenges, Solutions, and Implementation.”

The Climate Friendly Transportation Summit will be at the Hotel Jerome. Keynote speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer and experts on bus rapid transit, transit-oriented development and keys to successful implementation.

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