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Avon mulls new transit, bike lanes

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Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Avon will hold a public hearing on its Transportation Master Plan on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Comprehensive Transportation Plan incorporates traffic, transit and bicycle/pedestrian elements to ensure a balanced transportation system to serve Avon into the future.

The previous plan, which was completed in 1990 and updated in 1996, primarily focuses on automobiles and does not reflect the current philosophy of Avon for a more transit- and pedestrian-oriented community.

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan includes considerations of turning movements at all key intersections, analysis of existing conditions, analysis of future conditions, traffic calming and new town standards.

The plan anticipates that the roads in Avon will accommodate the projected future traffic volumes, but numerous pedestrian and bicycle improvements are required throughout Avon to improve the nonvehicular transportation system.-

Some of the pedestrian and bicycle improvements include a bike climbing lane on Metcalf Road to connect to the existing bike/pedestrian lanes in Wildridge; a pedestrian grade separate crossing over Interstate 70 from Nottingham Road to West Beaver Creek, as well as additional pedestrian bridges over Avon Road, Highway 6 and the Eagle River among other improvements.

The plan contemplates increased transit service to the Village at Avon, including Buffalo Ridge, Beaver Creek Village and some service to the Wildridge area.

The town is encouraging residents to come hear more about the plan and voice their opinions. The Transportation Master Plan can be viewed online at http://www.avon.org/transportationplan.-


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