Transportation Master Plan
About this study: Colorado College places a high priority on the safety of those who travel through and around the campus. Close calls between pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and autos happen all too often. The college’s desire to assure that mobility changes are compatible with the college’s long range plans, and that potential neighborhood impacts are considered have prompted a seven-month study to support the development of the Colorado College Transportation Master Plan. Study participants will identify existing safety and mobility issues, analyze current travel plans and make recommendations for future improvements.
“A successful final plan will reflect neighborhood and community interests. 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.”
— Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler
Goal: The primary goal of the study is to address immediate and long-term safety and mobility of all who travel through and around the campus.
Objectives: Through a Stakeholder Working Group and public input, the plan will be informed by –
- Conducting a collaborative process involving stakeholder representatives of Colorado College (faculty and administration), college student body, City of Colorado Springs, neighborhoods, businesses and other community interests
- Analyzing current conditions for mobility and safety for all users within and around the Colorado College campus
- Identifying and Evaluating conflict areas that present challenges to mobility and safety
- Recommending future improvements balancing the needs and interest of the campus, the City of Colorado Springs, as well as those of neighborhoods and the community
Colorado College’s desire for the campus and surrounding area is complementary to the Long Range Development Plan and other studies recently conducted for the Old North End Neighborhood and downtown Colorado Springs. These plans all reflect a common vision for the area and demonstrate a synergy between these entities to do something that makes a positive impact.
- Imagine Downtown
- Long Range Development Plan
- Old North End Neighborhood Master Plan
- Urban Land Institute Report
Other Resource Links
The college has contracted with the local land planning and urban design firm of N.E.S. Inc. to lead the seven-month study. The project team includes:
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
Colorado College Liaisons:
Robert Moore, CFO
Mike Edmonds, Dean of Students
Leslie Weddell, Communications