Brighton plans to begin a transportation master plan process, starting with community surveys.
Brighton is beginning development of a citywide Bicycle, Pedestrian and Multimodal Transportation Master Plan, starting with public comments.
The city is gathering public comments online through April 7. Residents can log on to an editable map and a community survey to get their opinions to the city.
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 creating a vision and goals for a walkable, bikeable, and multimodal Brighton, a map of priority bicycle and pedestrian corridors, with bicycle facility types identified as well as strategies and performance measures to guide planning, funding, and implementation of projects. Those strategies will also address bicycle, pedestrian, and multimodal education within community, school district, and City of Brighton departments.
The plan should also create recommendations for more efficient uses of existing public right-of-way with regard to providing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and a capital improvement plan, a bike share/bike library feasibility analysis and potential new trailhead locations.
The goal is 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, with two chances to provide input – early on as part of the visioning and later following development of a draft plan.
Other groups, representatives from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Bike Brighton, 27J Schools, RTD, Brighton staff and parks maintenance staff, will be part of the process, too.
Information will also be available during the Full Moon Bike Ride on April 4 and 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.