The City of Colorado Springs released the ConnectCOS draft transportation plan for public review this week. This is the first city-wide multimodal transportation planning effort in two decades.
Bike COS previously shared information about this effort in 2020 and 2021.Bike COS has been involved in this process from the start and is in the process of reviewing this final draft.
Residents are encouraged to review the draft and provide feedback before Dec. 6
The purpose of new plan is to assess Colorado Spring’s current transportation system and develop recommendations for ensuring an efficient, accessible, safe, and well-connected network for people who drive, walk, bike and take public transit. ConnectCOS explores how transportation investments can help the City realize the vision developed from PlanCOS, the City’s comprehensive plan. It also establishes six community-supported goals: safe, equitable, sustainable, efficiently reliable, accessible and connected.
The draft plan provides an in-depth assessment of the state of Colorado Springs’ transportation system based on technical analysis and input from the public. It reflects more than 50 meetings with the public, elected officials, boards and committees; more than 2,500 unique comments and survey responses; and more than two years of technical analysis and plan development.
ConnectCOS includes a broad array of recommendations for enhancing mobility in Colorado Springs, including an ambitious and diverse set of recommended projects ranging from sidewalk infill to bus rapid transit to new interchanges that will transform the regional transportation network and greatly improve the accessibility and utility of all modes of travel around the city.