Governor featured at Recreation and Tourism Series May 13
On May 13th Governor John Hickenlooper and Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director of GOCO, share exciting initiatives that could put Colorado on top as the country’s premier trail destination. This is the first in a series about the Pikes Peak region’s recreation and tourism.
Open House on “Safety-sizing” of downtown streets May 3
“Safety-sizing” example–not actual plans for downtown.
Colorado Springs residents are encouraged to provide input on a plan to “safety size” travel lanes on five streets near the Colorado College campus.The project will address safety concerns for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists on Cascade, Nevada and Wahsatch avenues and Fontanero and Weber streets, and has been endorsed by the Old North End Neighborhood Association.
Tuesday, May 3
City Auditorium, 221 E Kiowa St.
The open house will include displays and exhibits in a semi-informal setting that encourages the one-on-one exchange of ideas and concerns. Engineers from the City of Colorado Springs will be on hand to answer questions and gather public input. Link to Facebook event.
Cottonwood Creek Trail Open House May 5
Trail users and bikers: Please come out to provide input on a plan to fix the Cottonwood Creek crossing at Academy Boulevard to complete the connection between Academy Blvd. and Vincent Drive. “…the next phase of rehabilitating the trail crossing at Academy Boulevard will complete a vital east/west trail corridor extending from the Pikes Peak Greenway east to Powers Boulevard.”
The open house will include displays and exhibits showing the potential concepts and constraints in a semi-informal setting that facilitates the one-on-one exchange of ideas and concerns with engineers from the project team and the City of Colorado Springs. Thursday, May 5, 6-8 p.m. Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd More information here.
2016 Bike Summit Friday, June 3rd 11 am – 7 pm
Registration now open!
Join us for the first ever Colorado Springs Bike Summit!
Friday, June 3 11 am – 7 pm
UCCS Berger Hall
Find out more about where to cycle, how to stay safe, why bicycle infrastructure matters for cities, and what organizations and the City are doing to help create a network of trails and bikeways. Registration is required for this free event. Includes lunch and after-Summit Happy Hour and networking.
City Council has delayed a vote on the proposed land exchange between the Broadmoor and Colorado Springs. The new date is May 24th. Council will review the land appraisals during theirMay 9 work session, then hold a town hall at 6 o’clock that night and make the appraisals public. We will publicize the time and place of the town hall meeting when we have those details.
Hear more about the proposed Master Plan and voice your opinions about the future of Fountain Creek Regional Park, including recommended park and trail improvements, potential upgrades and maintenance.
Sale and Benefit May 13 TOSC is MER’s Non-Profit Partner of the Month in May. Join us Friday, May 13th for free burgers (first 50 guests) starting at11:30. MER will be accepting gear donations on their behalf and they’ll receive a percentage of our daily sales total!
Whistle Pig Brewing
partners with TOSC Our friends at Whistle Pig, 1840 Dominion Way, have pledged to donate a portion of the profits from their delicious cider to TOSC! They are also helping with bike advocacy efforts to connect the east side to the Greenway via trails. Stop by and see them, have dinner and a cider!
Greenie Awards and Fashion Show
Sat, April 30, 7 pm
The annual Veda Salon & Spa Greenie Awards recognize Colorado Springs’ greenest businesses, organizations, schools, communities and individuals. Proceeds benefit our partners at RMFI.
The paved section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail (east of Fountain Creek) south of America the Beautiful Park closed the morning of Monday, April 4 for approximately one month as crews demo and reconstruct the Cimarron-over-Fountain-Creek bridge for the I-25/ Cimarron Interchange Design Build Project. The gravel section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail is open.
Cheyenne Cañon closures.
Cañon Road is currently closed from the Starsmore Center to the Mt. Cutler trailhead for culvert replacements prior to paving the entire road. Construction is in Phase B at present. See the City’s website for descriptions of the work done, closure schedules and detour routes.
Cottonwood Trail section completed
A major construction project is finishing up at Cottonwood Creek Trail near Vincent and Zios, and is now open between the Pikes Peak Greenway near Criterium Bikes and Vincent Drive. Check it out!
Pikes Peak Greenway (south, near Janitell) Fall 2016
Since the flood took away large piece of land, a portion of the Fountain Creek bank is now on private land. City Parks is working through the city’s legal office to get an easement before they can reconstruct the trail.
Construction is expected to begin this summer with the project completed by fall.
Construction on South Sand Creek Trail to connect with Greenway May 2016
When the trail is complete, possibly by end of May, it will allow trail users to travel from Hancock Expressway to E. Las Vegas St. along Sand Creek and connect to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail near the Juvenile Justice Center. Watch for updates on this exciting development!
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