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96 pgs | 8M | 2011TMP Appendix
162 pgs | 8M | 2011
A connected community
The transportation vision, principles, and policies emphasize multiple modes of safe, affordable, easy, and convenient travel to ensure mobility for people of all ages and abilities.
Integrated Land Use and Transportation
Quality Travel Infrastructure
Downtown Fort Collins reflects a successful integration of land use and transportation supporting multiple modes of travel including vehicles, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians.
The following is a partial list of implementation actions identified as priorities in the Action Plan. Please refer to the Action Plan for a complete list of implementation actions.
Near Term (2011-2012)
Longer Term (2013 and beyond)
The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) serves to document a bold vision for the long-term multimodal transportation system that will support the Fort Collins community well into the future. The plan provides policy direction for decisions regarding the implementation of the transportation system to achieve the City’s vision, mission, and values as a world class community. The TMP sets the vision planning horizon at 2035, with the understanding that the plan will be updated in approximately five years.
Plan Fort Collins community symposium public meeting.
Both the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and City Plan were updated through a process called Plan Fort Collins. This integrated process allowed the City to maximize efficiency and share resources for public events and presentations. The 2010-11 update was also prepared with extensive involvement from the City’s Utilities department, leading to close integration of a variety of topics – energy, water, stormwater – that previous City Plan efforts had incorporated in a more cursory manner. Re-branding these two efforts as Plan Fort Collins, a more simplified, recognizable name, afforded even greater public awareness and understanding of the two projects. Like the shared name, the process to update the two plans was unified around the tenants of innovation, sustainability, and connections so that the long range visions and policies for City Plan and the Transportation Master Plan would be mutually supportive and comprehensive. This unique approach for the 2010-11 TMP update includes an inter-disciplinary staff team from throughout the City organization. Additionally, an evaluation process using a systems-based, triple bottom line approach applied more broadly to include environmental, economic, and human factors is added to the traditional transportation planning process.
The Transportation Master Plan process also includes updates to the City’s Master Street Plan (MSP), multimodal transportation Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and Pedestrian Plan. The TMP also includes the Transfort Strategic Plan (2009) and the Bicycle Plan (2008) elements as well as other modal plans.
The updated TMP includes updated vision, principles, and policies as well as proposed implementation strategies and performance measures. The TMP is organized by subject areas to align with the City’s Budgeting for Outcomes transportation goals based on the transportation results map:
Plan Fort Collins and the Transportation Master Plan incorporated three overarching themes for the effort – innovate, sustain, and connect.
The citizens of Fort Collins wish to advance their future in a positive and vital way, and City government, educational, and other institutions as well as the private sector have always been willing to lead and serve as a model for other communities. The City of Fort Collins reflects a desire to remain innovative, world class leaders.
The basic tenets of sustainability serve as the guiding principles for the vision and serve as a foundation underpinning all components of each plan. Fort Collins finds these tenets to be as follows:
Plan Fort Collins community workshop breakout session on the Transportation Master Plan.
Being a “connected community” extends beyond the physical connections implied by our transportation system. It encompasses a community that is connected technologically and socially as well. Fort Collins’ vision has long embraced a City that provides safe and efficient facilities for all modes of travel. It should also encourage expansion of technology infrastructure to serve and connect the community, increasing access to information and fostering better communication between residents, businesses, institutions, and local government. Finally, the vision should support social connectivity through ongoing support of community organizations and volunteerism as well as by encouraging development patterns and creating gathering places that attract people and promote social interaction.
In order to be effective, planning must not be static. The City and Fort Collins community has a great track record of implementing long range plans and a philosophy of continuous improvement already in place, but Plan Fort Collins establishes stronger links between monitoring tools, ongoing plan refinements, and implementation. The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) implementation strategies tie directly to the vision, principles, and policies to ensure that the short-term actions are helping to achieve the long-term vision of the TMP and the City.
Implementation is broad; it’s about how Fort Collins as a community plans and moves forward. Implementation of the plan will require on-going maintenance of the existing transportation system as well as implementation of new improvements and services described in the TMP and Master Street Plan (MSP) and Capital Improvement Plan. Implementing the TMP is a long term commitment of the City. This is not only a role that the City plays but a collaborative effort of community and agency partners.
The implementation section of the TMP includes the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Funding Strategies, Measuring Progress, and a list of Priority Actions and Strategies. The recommendations in this section will help the City set its course to achieve the vision, principles, and policies of the TMP.
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The TMP process created a new matrix format that illustrates the linkages between the TMP vision, principles, and policies, and the CIP criteria and measures that inform project decisions and report on progress.
The concept of measuring progress towards the desired future is integral to the Plan Fort Collins process. The TMP must be monitored regularly to determine whether the implementation of the plan is occurring and whether it is achieving desired results. The updated TMP includes recommendations for action steps and strategies to evaluate, monitor, and report progress on plan implementation over time. The intent of these performance measurement strategies is to help guide the City’s progress toward the TMP vision and serve as useful tools for future plan updates. These action steps, strategies, and evaluation measures are integrated with the overall Plan Fort Collins process to ensure alignment with City Plan and city-wide goals.
These performance measures will be used to determine how well the City organization and community are doing to accomplish the TMP goals and highlight if/when any modifications are necessary to respond to new/future challenges.