Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the second virtual presentation about the Safer Roads SouthEast Proposal. If you were unable to attend please click the links below for a copy of the presentation from the meeting on July 14th in both English and Spanish as well as a recording of the meeting.
This meeting focused on study specifics about the roadway segment of Chelton Road (from Mallard to Jet Wing drives), and shared survey results from the June 30 digital meeting.
As discussed in the July 14th meeting the section of Chelton Road from Mallard to Jet Wing drive is a more complicated segment to include bicycle infrastructure as there are two major intersections which have higher vehicle volumes and minimal right of way to use.
Options at Academy Blvd
o Space for a non-buffered bike lane, standard width
o Options for off-street (sidewalk/crosswalk)
o Lighting improvements
o Transmission lines make east side a challenge
o Consider protecting left turns from Chelton onto Academy
o Small project to change Chelton east of Academy to clarify traffic patterns
Options at Fountain Intersection
o Continuous on-street bike lanes, but very narrow
Not consistent with Bike Master Plan recommendations
o Widening sidewalk
o Striping lanes now, with regular sidewalk through intersection
o Waiting to stripe lanes until the sidepath through the intersection is funded
Recording - Safer Roads Southeast presentation - July 14, 2020
Bike Master Plan
As stated by city traffic engineering the tools defined by the The Colorado Springs Bicycle master-plan should be used to guide future infrastructure decisions and placement.
On part of the master plan, The Toolbox, was developed to guide the City and its partners in selecting and designing appropriate bicycle facilities. The Toolbox is research-based and uses nationally-accepted best practices, including the following standards and guidelines.