Grant Awarded for Garrison St SRTS Trail Project

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Posted 03/22/12



Project Overview:

The Garrison Street Safe Route To School (SRTS) project will create a new multi-use trail between W. 57th Avenue and Ralston Road on Garrison Street. This project will improve travel safety for students who currently use an unpaved path located on a hill to navigate to/from Arvada K-8. The project will also enhance bicycle and pedestrian circulation within the neighborhood and compliment ongoing park, trail, and transit investments on Garrison Street. This grant includes bicycle-pedestrian safety courses for Arvada K-8 students, which will be presented by Bicycle Colorado.


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What is a Safe Route to School project?

Colorado is a participant in the federally funded Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) initiative that brings together advocacy groups, public schools, and government agencies to advance youth bicycle-pedestrian travel to schools.


How much federal funding is available to Arvada?

The City was awarded $134,712.38 to design and construct the bicycle facilities.  The planned project will be completed by Fall 2013.


Project Benefits:

Congestion Relief: developing bikeways and sidewalks allow safe travel for non-motorized trips to local destinations, therefore reducing congestion on roadways.

Connectivity: constructing the trail completes a missing link in the bicycle-pedestrian system and enhances network connectivity.

Environment: multi-modal transportation corridors promote transportation alternatives that reduce traffic congestion, energy consumption, and greenhouse gases.


Project Status:

Planning and preliminary engineering work was completed for the SRTS application process.  With the available funds, design plans will be finalized and the project will be advertised for bid by the Engineering Division of Public Works.  Anticipated completion of the project is Fall 2013.  For more information about the project, please contact: Anne Tully at atully@arvada.org