Town Council to review Downtown Mobility Master Plan at June 18 meeting
Downtown Castle Rock is the heart of our community, but it’s at a turning point with respect to growth and transportation. Surrounding growth is putting pressure on Downtown, and redevelopment, such as Festival Park and Riverwalk, is making Downtown an even more desirable destination.
A creative approach is needed in order to identify ways to improve mobility for all users while maintaining the charm and unique characteristics that attract people to Downtown. As a result, the Downtown Mobility Master Plan was initiated in 2018 to plan for future growth.
Development of the Downtown Mobility Master Plan involved considerable outreach and public input. The goal of the Plan has been to identify transportation improvement projects that will maintain mobility, reduce congestion and improve access throughout Downtown. The Plan anticipates future growth and classifies projects based on modes - vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian - and prioritizes projects based on projected growth and need.
The Downtown Mobility Master Plan will be presented to Town Council for discussion and consideration at the Tuesday, June 18 meeting. There will be an opportunity for the public to provide comment on the plan and related recommendations at the meeting.
All recommended capital projects identified in the Downtown Mobility Master Plan will need to be prioritized against other transportation needs, such as those identified in the Town’s Transportation Master Plan. This will occur on an annual basis as part of the Town’s annual budget preparation process.
Some key recommendations that were identified as part of the Downtown Mobility Master Plan include the following:
- Construct roundabouts at several Downtown intersections, such as Jerry Street and Fifth Street, and Wilcox and South Street
- Construct intersection improvements at the I-25 and Wolfensberger interchange
- Work with CDOT on potentially locating a new Bustang bus stop and park-and-ride at the Wilcox and Wolfensberger intersection
- Improve pedestrian safety and visibility at intersections and crosswalks with new curb extensions, landscape changes and increased lighting
- Develop new sidewalk and streetscape guidelines
- Develop a wayfinding signage program for vehicles, bikes and pedestrians
- Increase access to Plum Creek and Sellers Gulch trails
- Add short and long-term bike parking
- Enhance the alleys for increased bike and pedestrian mobility
- Establish a handicap parking standard of a least one space per block
You can find the draft Downtown Mobility Master Plan at CRgov.com/MoveAroundDT.