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Posted on: February 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City developing Bicycle, Pedestrian and Multimodal Transportation Master Plan; seeks resident input

The City of Brighton is pleased to announce the development of a citywide Bicycle, Pedestrian and Multimodal Transportation Master Plan and would like to get community feedback through a survey and interactive map. This plan will envision the future pedestrian and bicycle network, advancing Brighton toward becoming a more comfortable and welcoming place for people walking, rolling, and biking. 

The Bicycle, Pedestrian and Multimodal Transportation Master Plan will guide the City on how and where to strategically make improvements and address gaps in the places people walk and bike, incorporating public input, stakeholder input, and national best practices in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design. This new plan updates the active transportation vision included in the City’s Transportation Master Plan.

Goals and anticipated project outcomes of the plan include:

  • A vision and goals for a walkable, bikeable, and multimodal Brighton
  • A map of priority bicycle and pedestrian corridors, with bicycle facility types identified
  • Strategies and performance measures to guide planning, funding, and implementation of projects
  • Strategies to address bicycle, pedestrian, and multimodal education within community, school district, and City of Brighton departments
  • Recommendations for more efficient uses of existing public right-of-way with regard to providing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
  • A capital improvement plan
  • A bike share/bike library feasibility analysis
  • Potential new trailhead locations
  • A short-term maintenance and long-term maintenance plan
  • Strategy for Brighton to achieve a higher designation than the current “Bicycle Friendly Community – Honorable Mention” by the League of American Bicyclists

The project is expected to be completed by August 2023. There will be two milestone opportunities for the public to provide input as part of each major phase of the project: early on as part of the visioning and following development of a draft plan. Additionally, the project will be guided by multiple stakeholder groups that will include representatives from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Bike Brighton, 27J Schools, RTD, police and school resource officers, parks maintenance staff, and other groups particularly sensitive to the need to walk, roll, and bike around Brighton, including older adults and people with special mobility needs.

Do you currently walk, roll, or bike in Brighton? Are you interested in making it safer and more comfortable to walk, roll, and bike in the City? Then we want to hear from you! 

Ways to participate:

  • Help shape the vision for the Plan by completing the community survey by April 7 
  • Tell us where you would like to walk, roll, and bike in Brighton and what areas of the city may need improvement to make you feel safer by following the instructions in this interactive map 
  • Join the Full Moon Bike Ride on April 4 and stop by the Bike Brighton booth at Brighton Summerfest on June 3

For more information, please visit www.brightonco.gov/multimodalplan or contact Mark Heidt, Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation Development /Bike Program Coordinator, at mheidt@brightonco.gov.

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