The City of Fort Collins will host an open house about the Remington Greenway project, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, at Saint John's Lutheran, 305 E. Elizabeth St.
Join City of Fort Collins staff at this informal opportunity to learn about green streets and how they can benefit you, receive a project overview, ask questions, and provide feedback on potential improvements to Remington Street between Mountain Ave. and Prospect Rd.
The Remington Greenway project will allow the City to test potential solutions such as buffered bike lanes, intersection calming through stop sign placement or roundabouts, drainage swells, rain gardens, curb ramps, pedestrian bulb-outs, and sidewalk enhancements. Ideas which provide successful solutions can then be implemented in other areas of the City.
During the 2010-11 Transportation Master Plan update process, the idea of Green Streets (also referred to as Reshaping Streets) emerged as a community priority and as a means to create streets that fulfill the City’s triple bottom line goal of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
Green Streets is a broad term which includes a number of sustainability elements. Green Streets offer flexibility in street design to calm traffic, support active modes of travel such as bicycling and walking, integrate stormwater management strategies, and provide context-appropriate landscaping. The Green Street concept focuses on creating comfortable street environments that offer benefits to all users.
Remington Street between Mountain Avenue and Prospect Road was identified as a key location to pilot the Green Street concept. As a key North-South corridor, Remington was identified as a secondary commuter route providing easy access to Downtown and CSU while being in close proximity to College Avenue. The intent of the project is to provide a basis for testing innovative ideas, clarifying costs, and studying benefits.
For more information about this project, visit fcgov.com/remingtongreenway.