7th Street Transportation Study

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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


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 will be used to prepare planning options in November and December 2020. The preferred planning option will move into preliminary engineering in January 2021. Between January 2021 and June 2021 additional coordination with property owners and the community will occur as the engineering plans are finalized.

  • 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

    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

    Project Goals

    Project Timeline