What are the boundaries of the study area?

    As shown on the map on the main project web page, the section of 13th Avenue being examined for this study extends from the intersection of 12th & Yosemite Avenue on the west (the boundary between Denver and Aurora) to the intersection of 12th Avenue and the Highline Canal Trail (just beyond Chambers Road) on the east.

    Why is the city conducting this study?

    13th Avenue is an important corridor for the Aurora community. It connects residents, students and businesses to their neighborhood, city, and region. People move along and across 13th Avenue in many different ways such as taking a bus, walking, bicycling, and driving to access a variety of destinations including schools, parks, light rail stations, trails, employment centers, and retail.

     

    The 13th Avenue Multimodal Mobility Study builds on previous planning work and community engagement to understand the mobility needs of the project area community today. The study will also identify future infrastructure improvements to make it easier, safer, and more comfortable for people to walk, bike, ride transit, and drive.

    What kind of public outreach has been conducted on this project so far?

    The first phase of public outreach is complete.  A virtual public meeting was held on June 30, 2021. A recording of the meeting in English and Spanish can be viewed on the right side of this project page under "Videos".  The public meeting presentation and a summary of public meeting Questions and Answers is available for review in the same location under "Documents".  Prior to the public meeting the project team sought input from the project's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) made up of staff from the City of Aurora, Denver, RTD and DRCOG, as well as the project's Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) made up of local stakeholders representing nearby neighborhoods, employers, schools, and community serving organizations. A recording of the first SAC meeting is available under "Videos".

    As part of the first phase of public outreach a survey and online mapping exercise was made available to the public.  The map comments can be viewed below. Public meeting and survey notices were delivered by flier, various City of Aurora e-newsletters, social media postings, press releases, and Aurora TV.

    The second phase of public input is underway. A second TAC and SAC meeting were held on September 28 and September 30, respectively, to introduce and and solicit feedback on four project alternatives. 

    A Family-Friendly Streets Event was held on October 5 between 3:30-6:30 pm to showcase and collect community input on several improvements being considered for 13th Avenue including widened sidewalks, standard bike lanes, separated bike lanes, and crosswalks.  A virtual (on-line) community meeting was then held on October 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm to present the same four project alternatives and solicit participant feedback through small group discussions and four Question/ Answer polls. 

    Finally, a brief survey was available on the project webpage between October 7 and October 22. The survey provided community members another opportunity after public meeting # 2 to provide their input on the four project alternatives and rank their priorities for the corridor’s transportation future.  

     

    How can I provide input on this project?

    Please consider attending future public meetings, the details of which will be posted to the events list on this site. You may also join the project update list for news and notifications.