PPACG seeking public participation in 2050 Active Transportation Plan survey

A pedestrian crossing in Manitou Springs

March 7, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is asking the public to provide input on the regional active transportation system, including bicycle, pedestrian or any other form of human-power transportation. Individuals can take a short survey and use an interactive map tool to provide comment on specific locations to help planners better understand regional active transportation preferences to inform the 2050 Active Transportation Plan.

The Active Transportation Plan documents existing active transportation infrastructure within the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Planning Organization area and develop a long range plan in close coordination with those jurisdictions and other planning partners. The plan is a component plan for the Long Range Transportation Plan.

The active transportation plan is intended to serve the following functions:

  • Consolidate and potentially update existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure maps to provide a regional view of active transportation.
  • Describe the need and potential for development of the pedestrian, bicycle and micromobility systems in the region.
  • Identify regional priority projects and/or corridors, significant gaps, and timely opportunities.
  • Identify and list active transportation projects.
  • Complement and enhance member government active transportation plans and initiatives.
  • Help provide coordination, data, or other services at the regional level that would be impractical for individual member governments.
  • Provide local agencies with tools to support active transportation planning and projects to include potential funding opportunities.

The public survey and map commenting tool is available through March 29, 2024. It is available online at www.ppacg.org/transportation/walk-bike-ride.

About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

PPACG’s 16 local governments collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and work together to reach solutions that benefit the entire Pikes Peak region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, military impact planning and air and water quality.