Castle Rock is thinking about the future. As development continues Downtown, we know we'll have to think outside the box to ensure residents and visitors can explore one of Castle Rock's most charming destinations - Downtown.
Move around Downtown: a study
In 2017, the Town updated its Transportation Master Plan. During the process to create this 20-year planning document, the Town saw a need to look closer at the Downtown area.
According to the Transportation Master Plan, Town and private projects will put additional pressure on the existing transportation system. In fact, by 2040 both Wilcox and Perry streets will be at or exceeding transportation capacity.
But Downtown's charm is important, too, so traditional means to address traffic issues (e.g. roadway/intersection widening) don’t apply. That's why the Town is working on a Downtown Mobility Study.
This study will build off of the completed master plan and the Downtown Parking Study by looking at other means to maintain mobility Downtown. Town staff will study existing and future multimodal conditions, examine the built environment, and develop alternative means to address future mobility while still keeping Downtown a place where people want to come and spend time.
These type of strategies may include transportation demand management, nontraditional intersection design, bike and pedestrian improvements, or potential policy or code changes. The Town has hired Kimley-Horn and Assoc. to assist staff in completing the study and developing an implementable action plan.