Colorado College seeks transportation plan comment

Colorado College, located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, is developing a long-term transportation plan and is seeking community comments.

The public is invited to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street, for an overview of the college’s study planning process and to provide input about transportation issues affecting those traveling through and around the campus.

Colorado College has initiated a study of pedestrian, motorist and bicyclist safety and mobility through and around the campus in an effort to address immediate and long-term transportation needs of the campus.

The college has contracted with local land planning and urban design firm N.E.S. Inc. to lead a seven-month transportation master plan study, which will analyze current travel patterns and make recommendations for future improvements.

“A successful final plan needs to reflect neighborhood and community interests,” said Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler.  “Our desire is that the process balances the college’s need for safety and mobility with the interests of the surrounding community and adjacent neighborhoods.”

The plan, she said, should also be aesthetically pleasing and create a sense of arrival when approaching the campus, integrating the college with the life of the city and respecting the historic nature of neighborhoods.

Parking is available between Armstrong Hall and Slocum Hall (located where North Tejon Street ends at East Cache La Poudre Street), or on-street parking on East Cache La Poudre.