Feedback Needed on 13th Avenue Mobility

Feedback Needed on 13th Avenue Mobility
Posted on 04/02/2021

The city of Aurora is trying to find out how people are traveling on 13th Avenue in its first step to develop a plan to improve mobility along the corridor in Aurora.

Anyone who uses the corridor is invited to take a survey and share information on an interactive input map, both of which are available through June 30 at EngageAurora.org/13th.

This important corridor connects residents, students and businesses to their neighborhood, city and region and to places like schools, parks, a light rail station, trails, job centers, stores and restaurants.

This initial public outreach effort is launching the 13th Avenue Multimodal Mobility Study, which will create a community-driven plan to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, transit riders and others along the corridor between Yosemite Street and the High Line Canal Trail.

The study area runs generally along 13th Avenue between the intersection of 12th and Yosemite avenues on the west (the boundary between Aurora and Denver) and the intersection of 12th Avenue and the High Line Canal Trail on the east (just beyond Chambers Road).

Results of the survey and map input will help the city better understand mobility needs in the project area in preparation for development of a corridor vision and specific recommendations. A virtual public meeting will be scheduled June 30 to gather additional community feedback, with a link to register to attend available closer to that date at EngageAurora.org/13th.

13th Avenue parallels Colfax Avenue but has lower traffic volumes, leads directly to a light rail station, serves several schools and ties into both the Denver bicycle route network and the High Line Canal Trail.

The 13th Avenue Multimodal Mobility Study builds on previous planning work and community engagement efforts. 13th Avenue was identified as a bicycle corridor in the city's 2012 bicycle-pedestrian master plan, and more recently was used as a case study for a Complete Streets Consortium in which Aurora participated with Arvada, Westminster and Smart Growth America. 

Once a vision is drafted, there will be additional public meetings focused on draft recommendations this summer, and the draft plan in early 2022.

To access the survey, map and project information, visit EngageAurora.org/13th.

For questions, contact Tom Worker-Braddock at 303.739.7340 or tworker@auroragov.org.

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