Colorado College
Transportation Master Plan
February 2013 - In This Issue:
Cascade at night
Next Working Group meeting Feb. 26
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Time: 4 - 6:30 p.m. 

Note: Meeting venue change from Slocum Commons to Armstrong Hall

 

Location: Armstrong Hall, first floor Great Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. (northeast corner of Cascade Avenue and Cache La Poudre Street on the campus). Enter on the building's south side. Armstrong Hall is building #1 on the campus map.

 

Parking: Available in the lot between Armstrong and Slocum Halls (where N. Tejon Street ends at E. Cache La Poudre Street) or on E. Cache La Poudre. 

 

The meeting includes a workshop format with breakout groups to analyze various aspects of the alternatives list and is open to public participation.

Contact Us

Email:

transportationplan@coloradocollege.edu

 

Project website:

www.coloradocollege.edu/transportationplan

 

Project Team

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:  

 

Project Manager:

N.E.S., Inc.

Tim Seibert

 

Public Involvement:

Bachman pr

Lisa Bachman, APR 

Barry Grossman, APR 

 

Working Group Narrows List of Alternatives, Establishes Criteria for Measurement
Student in crosswalk

 

During the last Working Group meeting January 29, citizens, businesses, college students, faculty and staff proposed criteria for measuring the list of possible alternatives for improving long- and short-term mobility and safety issues on and around the campus.

The group also eliminated several alternatives based on community values and whether or not they would meet city standards, be a potential liability, or wouldn't achieve their intended purpose.  City of Colorado Springs Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager helped guide the discussion with technical input.  

The Criteria and Alternatives lists can be viewed on the project website.  A complete summary of the January Working Group meeting can also be viewed on the project website.

The February 26 meeting is a workshop format with breakout sessions in which participants will discuss and analyze groupings of the alternatives in more detail and prioritize the alternatives based on the established criteria. Prior to the meeting, an agenda will be posted to the study website and distributed with the next meeting reminder e-newsletter.

Other Studies, Websites Offer Additional Insight
During the prior Working Group meeting, participants requested that the project team post website links to other resources and studies that might provide additional insight into their decision-making process.  Those references can be found on the project website under the "Useful Links" section as well as several studies that have been posted to the "Study Documents" section of the project website.

 

President Tiefenthaler 
Offers Thoughts on Process

 "The citizens and stakeholders participating in the study have focused on ways to improve mobility and safety on and around the campus in away that also meets community values and is aesthetically pleasing.Through an open, transparent and collaborative process, they have brought forward options that are compatible with the surrounding neighborhoods and business districts. During this next meeting they will cull the best suggestions by determining potential implications and weighing how well each alternative meets community values."

-- Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler

Transportation Master Plan Goals and Objectives

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