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CC Hosts Transportation Open House for Community

Colorado College has initiated a study of pedestrian, motorist, and bicyclist safety and mobility through and around campus in an effort to address the immediate and long-term transportation needs of the campus. CC hopes to gather public input relating to campus and neighborhood transportation issues at an open house to be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St.

“A successful final plan needs to reflect neighborhood and community interests,” said CC 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 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.”

The open house will provide neighbors and community members with an overview of the planning process and allow input on transportation issues affecting those traveling through and around the campus.

The college has contracted with the local land planning and urban design firm of N.E.S. Inc. to lead the  seven-month Transportation Master Plan study, which will analyze current travel patterns and make recommendations for future improvements.