Avenue Action Plan
Westside Avenue Action

June 20, 2012
Stakeholders Wanted for 
10-Month Infrastructure Study 
Committee to Provide Vision for Corridor

The first of three Westside Avenue Action Plan stakeholder meetings is Monday, June 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. 

Representatives of organizations business groups, citizens and other constituents in the study are are being sought to serve on the Westside Avenue Action Plan Stakeholder Committee to help provide a vision for corridor transportation infrastructure improvements. Anyone interested in serving as a stakeholder should RSVP to info@WestsideAvenuePlan.com.

Click on the following link for more information about the responsibilities of the Stakeholders Committee.
Westside Avenue Action Plan 
First Step Toward Revitalization
El Paso County has initiated a process to analyze potential transportation infrastructure improvements to 1.5 miles of W. Colorado and Manitou avenues between N. 31st Street and the US 24 interchange.

This segment of W. Colorado Avenue/Manitou Avenue supports about 23,000 average daily trips and provides access to about 75 businesses. The Westside Avenue Action Plan will examine and recommend needed infrastructure improvements to address:
  • lack of sufficient pedestrian and bicycle access
  • storm water drainage
  • traffic mobility
  • access to businesses and residences
  • street lighting
  • environmental and historical impacts
The study will not address:
  • crime
  • panhandling
  • homelessness
  • annexation
  • jurisdictional code enforcement
  • Fountain Creek Channel improvements
  • rebranding the community
  • US 24 improvements
The result of the 10-month study will be a Westside Avenue Action Plan that will include short-term transportation and safety improvement recommendations and long-range livable, walkable vision for economic vitality for the corridor.

Click on the following link for more information about the Westside Avenue Action Plan process.

Goals of the Westside Avenue Action Plan recommendations are to:
  • Provide for safe and efficient transportation along the corridor
  • Create a compatible link between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs, two vibrant historic districts
  • Serve as a catalyst for economic development and other future corridor improvements.
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