Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan
The City of Grand Junction is embarking on the very exciting process of developing the City’s first citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan will envision the future pedestrian and bicycle network, prioritizing effective investments that will establish Grand Junction as a comfortable and welcoming place for people walking, rolling, and biking. The plan will guide the City on how and where to strategically make improvements and address gaps in the places people walk and bike, incorporating national best practices in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design. This plan will also provide concrete, actionable guidance for the City to better implement its existing Complete Streets Policy.
As a part of the 2018 Circulation Plan, the City identified Active Transportation Corridors as important for non-motorized travel. These corridors will create Grand Junction’s backbone active transportation network, improving comfort for people walking, rolling, and biking as the City upgrades or completes pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan will refine that network to ensure it reflects the community’s current network vision and improves access to key destinations. It will identify the bicycle facility types most appropriate to each corridor. This plan will also assess barriers created by major intersections, identify high-injury crash locations, develop street cross-sections, and establish other implementation strategies so the City has a clear path for phased implementation of the bicycle and pedestrian network.
To support the implementation of the recommended projects, this plan will identify performance measures and potential funding sources. Performance measures can track progress toward plan objectives over time. This will provide a quantitative way to ensure that the City moves towards its defined goals and enhance accountability and transparency. Identifying potential funding sources will set the City up for success in grant applications and regional, state, and federal contributions.
Do you currently walk or bike in Grand Junction? Are you interested in making it safer and more comfortable to walk and bike in Grand Junction? Then we want to hear from you! Learn more about the project timeline, review documents, subscribe for updates, and leave your comments online at GJSpeaks.org.
Public Open House
The first public open house was on September 14. This workshop's purpose is to build an understanding of when and where people currently walk and bike in Grand Junction and where they would like to in the future, and to determine current barriers to walking and biking.
If you didn't get a chance to attend, be sure to participate in the online survey and on GJSpeaks!
Stop by one of the pop-up events!
- Mesa Fest (CMU Students and Faculty) - September 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Colorado Mesa University Plaza
- Market on Main - September 8, Visit Grand Junction booth at 6th Street and Main Street
- Bike Month World Car Free Day - September 22, Base Camp Beer Works (2575 US 6 & 50)
- Meet Your Mayor! - September 25 at 11:30 a.m., Longs Park (3117 F Road)
Goals and Expected Outcomes
This project will result in the following outcomes:
- An assessment of existing conditions for people walking and biking including current infrastructure and missing gaps, travel and crash patterns, and existing city and regional programs, plans, and policies
- Comprehensive engagement of the public and stakeholders to understand current challenges and opportunities for walking and biking based on the experiences of residents, visitors, and employees
- A long-range vision and goals for the City’s active transportation programs, mobility, and multimodal infrastructure
- A set of implementable, prioritized projects, policies, and programs
- A map of priority bicycle and pedestrian corridors, with bicycle facility types identified
- Performance measures to track implementation of the plan
This project kicked off in August 2022 and is expected to wrap up in May 2023 with a final Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
The deadline for applications was Friday, August 5, 2022. City Council will make the final selection of finalists for the committee.
Members of the Steering Committee will be responsible for attending a series of make six meetings throughout the duration of the project (September 2022 – April 2023). Meetings will be held in person and/or online during the day or evenings. The dates and times of meetings will be provided to applicants who are selected and appointed to the committee by City Council.
Selected committee members will serve as a critical sounding board for the overall plan direction, and will review project goals and deadlines, research ideas, and promote community involvement. Most importantly, the steering committee will help ensure the final plan is inclusive, focuses on equitable distribution of resources, and reflects perspectives from individuals with a wide variety of experience and interests.
Contact the project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or comments.