Help shape Estes Park’s proposed Complete Streets Policy at an open house March 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The activity takes place in the Board Room in Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue in Estes Park. All community members, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to come and learn about the proposed policy and share their thoughts on its adoption and implementation. An overview presentation will begin at 4:45 p.m., followed by the open house. For more details and the draft policy documents, visit the project website at www.estes.org/transportationstudies.
The primary purpose of the open house is to provide an opportunity for community members to learn more about the proposed Complete Streets Policy developed by the Public Works Engineering Division and citizen Transportation Advisory Board (TAB). Additionally, attendees will be invited to provide feedback on the proposed policy during the open house. The input provided during this event will be important to the Town Board of Trustees as they consider adoption of the proposed policy.
According to the National Complete Streets Coalition website, a Complete Streets approach integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. This helps ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments. Complete Streets make it easy and enjoyable to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle for work, play, shopping and recreation.
The TAB spearheaded the development of the proposed Complete Streets Policy to establish a long-term vision for the future of our transportation network. A Complete Streets Policy allows planners and designers to understand and consider the mobility needs of every community member however they travel – by foot, bicycle, scooter, skateboard, shuttle or automobile. A Complete Street ultimately encourages all community members to utilize mobility options to access destinations such as schools, places of employment, downtown businesses, neighborhoods and recreation areas. Increased utilization of mobility options can lead to reduced traffic congestion, making it easier for shuttles to run on time and people to safely walk to and from parking areas.
For individuals who cannot attend the March 20 meeting, the meeting materials are available at www.estes.org/transportationstudies. Written comments may be mailed to Town of Estes Park Public Works, RE: Complete Streets Policy, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517 or emailed to email@example.com.
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