Help improve city bus stops
Hey, commuters! If you ride the bus in Glenwood Springs, we need your help in identifying the deficiencies of our bus stops so we can make the appropriate improvements. The city of Glenwood Springs has been awarded a planning grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation. This Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5304 grant is being used to fund a study that will be used to create a Bike and Pedestrian Transit Access Plan for the city. The plan is designed to identify the deficiencies in transit accessibility, identify paths to transit that are ADA compliant and inventory existing transit accesses, and address the deficiencies, including prioritization of facilities within our community. Your recommendations and input will help to make informed decisions to make improvement in our multimodal system.The city of Glenwood Springs has contracted with LSC Transportation Consultants Inc. to conduct this study with the goal to create solutions to deficiencies in our multimodal system, identify the existing bike and pedestrian accesses to the transit system and recommend needed improvements related to transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities and provide the basis for funding construction of transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
In the city’s Long Range Transportation Plan, the vision statement reads: “The City is to create an integrated transportation system that moves people and goods, provides modal choices, preserves the quality of life, promotes economic vitality, and exemplifies the small town environment that is Glenwood Springs.” To accomplish this vision, the city must take action and begin to create solutions to deficiencies in our multimodal system, any recommendations from the public are greatly appreciated and welcomed.Bicycling and walking are important elements of an integrated transportation system. Constructing sidewalks, installing bicycle parking at transit, teaching children to ride and walk safely, installing curb cuts and ramps for wheelchairs, striping bike lanes and building trails all contribute to encouraging more people to bicycle and walk safely, which in turn, creates a more walkable and bicycle-friendly community.The city of Glenwood Springs strives to be a model mountain town for transportation, and understands that improvements to transit access are needed and are important to an overall successful transit service. This project will allow the city to make educated decisions regarding access to transit, understand the accessibility issues in the community, implement changes based on the information obtained from the study and plan for the future building of the transit system. The results of this project will be used by the city to create excellent transit accesses that are utilized by all members of our community.
If you would like to provide input to this study, please e-mail your comments and/or recommendations to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Aug. 31. For additional information about this study, alternative transportation, Commuter Club or other transportation issues, please call 384-6437, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and click on Transportation.
Donegan Road between Soccer Field and Cedar Crest will be paved and open to through traffic the evening of Aug. 14. Motorists should expect short delays during working hours until Aug. 29. During that time, the contractor, Martinez Western Construction, will be replacing the sidewalks, redoing the landscaping and restoring yards and sprinkler systems. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution in this work zone while work on the road is being completed. The city of Glenwood Springs and Martinez Western Construction thank you for your patience and understanding during this project.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.
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