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File #: 23-646    Version: 1
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/24/2023 In control: Board of County Commissioners Study Session
On agenda: 11/7/2023 Final action:
Title: 1:15 PM *TIP Funding Request for Mineral Station Bikeway
Attachments: 1. Board Summary Report, 2. Presentation, 3. Mineral Station Bikeway Designs
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To: Board of County Commissioners

Through: Shannon Carter, Director, Open Spaces

Prepared By:
Ray Winn, Open Spaces Planner II, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner

Presenter: Ray Winn, Open Spaces Planner II, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner

1:15 PM *TIP Funding Request for Mineral Station Bikeway

Purpose and Request:
recommended action
The purpose of this study session is to request for the Board to approve the Mineral Station Bikeway Tip funding request. This request was approved unanimously by OSTAB on October 23, 2023.

Background and Discussion:
This bikeway project was originally bundled with four other projects called the Santa Fe Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study covering 11 miles of Santa Fe and multiple jurisdictions. The PEL study was submitted to DRCOG by AC PWD for TIP funding in the 2022 cycle. However, only this project (Mineral Station Bikeway) was selected for TIP funding. In the meantime, Littleton has carefully refined the concept to a higher level with a more accurate cost estimate that reflects inflation and contingency.

Littleton is leading the way in the County for implementing Bike and Pedestrian infrastructure. This is the 2nd in a series of bicycle Cycle Tracks that the City is implementing. Cycle Tracks are the "Gold Standard" of bicycle infrastructure for safety and providing a bikeway for ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. Since over 50% of users tell us they are "Interested but concerned" about riding their bike in the street, Cycle Tracks can truly shift modes and get more people out of cars and onto bikes effectively reducing congestion.

This Mineral Station Bikeway connection is extremely important for its connectivity to light rail and its regional connectivity to the High Plains Trail, C-470 Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway Trail. This key connectivity factor is likely why it was the only project selected by DRCOG for TIP funding out of the five projects o...

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