The City and County of Denver, in coordination with the City of Aurora, is kicking off Colfax Corridor Connections. This transportation planning project will identify ways to improve transit and overall mobility in the East Colfax corridor which is roughly bounded by I-25 to the west, I-225 to the east, 12th Avenue to the south and 20th Avenue to the north.
“Whether you look at 13th and 14th Avenues, 17th and 18th Avenues or Colfax Avenue itself, getting around in this part of the metro area can be difficult and it is projected to get worse,” said Terry Ruiter, Colfax Corridor Connections Project Manager with the City and County of Denver. “Colfax Corridor Connections will provide a roadmap for us to begin improving mobility and accessibility for transit users, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.”
The public is encouraged to attend kickoff meetings on October 1 in Aurora or October 4 in Denver. Both meetings will present the same information and will focus on introducing the public to this new study and begin gathering input that will shape the project’s focus and decisions.
Aurora Public Meeting: Monday, October 1, 2012
5:30pm to 7:30pm
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Tri-Visible Conference Room, Research Building 2, 2nd floor
12700 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
Denver Public Meeting: Thursday, October 4, 2012
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
1555 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
Between now and November 2013, Colfax Corridor Connections will study mobility and accessibility needs in the corridor and identify transit and other multimodal improvements, including bicycle, pedestrian and vehicular, to address them. These improvements will also be weighed against six livability principles.
At its conclusion next fall, Colfax Corridor Connections will identify a set of projects that can improve transit, overall mobility, accessibility and livability within the corridor. Funding would need to be identified before implementation could begin, but identifying solutions now will allow the cities to make informed decisions about improvements in the corridor that work toward a broad, cohesive, long-term plan.
Community input is essential to the success of this study. The Colfax Corridor Connections team is providing regular updates at www.ColfaxCorridorConnections.com, on Facebook and Twitter. You can also email the project team at Info@ColfaxCorridorConnections.com or call the project hotline at (303) 223-6595.