7th Street Transportation Study

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Background

Windsor’s recently completed Transportation Master Plan (TMP) designated the 7th Street corridor as a high priority due to crash rates, community support, staff knowledge, and Town Board input. The TMP also designated the corridor as a part of Windsor’s low stress bike network and as a corridor with substandard sidewalks.

The corridor serves both regional commuters and local neighborhood access. It also provides access to downtown Windsor, two major recreational amenities—Windsor Lake and the Poudre River Trail—and provides connections to a number of community amenities within five blocks, including three elementary schools, Windsor Middle School, Windsor High School, and

Background

Windsor’s recently completed Transportation Master Plan (TMP) designated the 7th Street corridor as a high priority due to crash rates, community support, staff knowledge, and Town Board input. The TMP also designated the corridor as a part of Windsor’s low stress bike network and as a corridor with substandard sidewalks.

The corridor serves both regional commuters and local neighborhood access. It also provides access to downtown Windsor, two major recreational amenities—Windsor Lake and the Poudre River Trail—and provides connections to a number of community amenities within five blocks, including three elementary schools, Windsor Middle School, Windsor High School, and Windsor Library. Recently, a regional bus transit service called the Poudre Express, began operating on the corridor.

Currently, the corridor: experiences a high proportion of vehicles crashes (7.5% of all crashes in Windsor) and vehicle crashes involving bikes and pedestrians (40% of all such crashes in Windsor); does not provide a low stress environment for walking or biking as the majority of it includes no bicycle facilities and narrow, attached sidewalks; lacks safe, convenient pedestrian crossings; and is experiencing increased traffic congestion at the intersections of 7th and Main and 7th and Walnut Streets.

Project Funding

Up to 50% of the planning and engineering costs of this project will be provided by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Multi-Modal Options Fund, with the remaining costs funded by the Town's general fund.

Schedule

Starting in August 2020 a project team of city staff and consultants will work virtually with the community to prepare design options that can be constructed in the summer of 2021. During the months of September and October 2020 the team will work with the community to identify project goals and review existing conditions. A summary of both will be shared with the Town Board in November 2020 at a work session. Input from the Town Board work session were used to prepare planning options in November and in December 2020 additional public meetings were held. Online surveys were distributed to residents at the end of 2020, as a way to gather information on proposed concepts. Input collected will be used to support the next recommendations for the corridor. Between January 2021 and June 2021 additional coordination with property owners and the community will occur as the engineering plans are finalized.


  • January 2021 E- Meetings

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    05 Jan 2021

    Thank you to all community members that participated in the public input e-meetings held over the last few months. Your input helps guide town planning, and helps us better serve you! The final public input meeting for the 7th Street Transportation Study was held on January 12. Community feedback has been gathered throughout the planning process and helped the project team refine proposed corridor designs. The finalized project designs will be presented to the Windsor Town Board at the January 25 work session.

    If you missed the January meeting, or would like to revisit materials, please view the meeting recording below.


    Thank you to all community members that participated in the public input e-meetings held over the last few months. Your input helps guide town planning, and helps us better serve you! The final public input meeting for the 7th Street Transportation Study was held on January 12. Community feedback has been gathered throughout the planning process and helped the project team refine proposed corridor designs. The finalized project designs will be presented to the Windsor Town Board at the January 25 work session.

    If you missed the January meeting, or would like to revisit materials, please view the meeting recording below.


  • December 2020 E-Meeting Materials

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    02 Dec 2020

    Windsor's 7th Street Transportation Study and the Walnut Corridor Bikeway Study were launched in September with the first community e-meetings held in early October. Over the last few months, the project team collected input on your experiences walking, bicycling and driving in both corridors and shared the results with the Town Board at a November work session. Staff has incorporated feedback collected during earlier meetings to create draft concepts that will be available for review.

    Town of Windsor staff and the project team presented the draft concepts for both corridors during the December E-meetings. View the meeting recording and supplemental content below.

    7th & Walnut Toolbox: Corridor Designs



    Windsor's 7th Street Transportation Study and the Walnut Corridor Bikeway Study were launched in September with the first community e-meetings held in early October. Over the last few months, the project team collected input on your experiences walking, bicycling and driving in both corridors and shared the results with the Town Board at a November work session. Staff has incorporated feedback collected during earlier meetings to create draft concepts that will be available for review.

    Town of Windsor staff and the project team presented the draft concepts for both corridors during the December E-meetings. View the meeting recording and supplemental content below.

    7th & Walnut Toolbox: Corridor Designs



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  • October 2020 E-meeting Materials

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    13 Oct 2020

    Thanks to all who participated in the E-meetings on October 5th, 7th, and 8th. The presentation materials and a recording of the October 8th E-meeting are posted below. Please join us on November 9, 2020 at the Windsor Town Board E-Meeting at 5:30 PM to hear more about next steps.

    Existing Conditions PowerPoint

    Existing Conditions Map 7th Street

    Project Goals

    Project Timeline

    Thanks to all who participated in the E-meetings on October 5th, 7th, and 8th. The presentation materials and a recording of the October 8th E-meeting are posted below. Please join us on November 9, 2020 at the Windsor Town Board E-Meeting at 5:30 PM to hear more about next steps.

    Existing Conditions PowerPoint

    Existing Conditions Map 7th Street

    Project Goals

    Project Timeline