The College has contracted with the local land planning and urban design firm of N.E.S. Inc. to lead the seven-month study. The project team includes:
Lisa Bachman, APR
Barry Grossman, APR
Transportation Master Plan
College examines safety, mobility
A CC student offers written input during the Dec. 4 Public Open House in Slocum Hall.
In an effort to address immediate and long-term transportation needs of the campus, Colorado College has initiated a study of pedestrian, motorist and bicyclist safety and mobility through and around the campus. The seven-month Transportation Master Plan study will analyze current travel patterns and make recommendations for future improvements.
"A successful final plan will reflect neighborhood and community interests. Our desire is that the process balances the college's need for safety and mobility with the interests of the surrounding community and adjacent neighborhoods. The plan should also be aesthetically pleasing and create a sense of arrival when approaching the campus, integrating the college with the life of the city and respecting the historic nature of neighborhoods."
Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler
Transportation Master Plan Goals and Objectives
Tim Roberts, with the City of Colorado Springs, discusses traffic volumes with Debby Van Orden, a Working Group member.
Transportation Master Plan Goal: To address immediate and long-term safety and mobility of all who travel through and around the campus
Objectives: Through a Stakeholder Working Group and public input, the plan will be informed by:
· Conducting a collaborative process involving stakeholder representatives of Colorado College (faculty and administration), college student body, City of Colorado Springs, neighborhoods, businesses and other community interests
· Analyzing current conditions for mobility and safety for all users within and around the Colorado College campus
· Identifying and Evaluating conflict areas that present challenges to mobility and safety
· Recommending future improvements balancing the needs and interest of the campus, the City of Colorado Springs, as well as those of neighborhoods and the community
Working Group provides input, guidance to study team
Working Group members participate in a presentation during the group's first meeting in November.
The Working Group is comprised of approximately 40 business representatives, neighboring organizations, citizens/neighbors, college faculty/staff and students and other community leaders who meet approximately once a month over a seven-month time period. The first Working Group meeting took place Nov 13, which was followed by a Public Open House Dec. 4 for the general public to provide input into the study.