As development continues in Downtown Castle Rock, we know we'll have to think outside the box to ensure residents and visitors can explore one of Castle Rock's most charming destinations - Downtown.
Move around Downtown: a study
In 2017, the Town updated its Transportation Master Plan. During the process to create this 20-year planning document, the Town saw a need to look closer at the Downtown area.
According to the Transportation Master Plan, Town and private projects will put additional pressure on the existing transportation system. In fact, by 2040 both Wilcox and Perry streets will be at or exceeding transportation capacity.
But Downtown's charm is important, too, so traditional means to address traffic issues (e.g. roadway/intersection widening) don’t apply. That's why the Town adopted a Downtown Mobility Master Plan.
The plan builds off of the completed Transportation Master Plan and the Downtown Parking Study by looking at other means to maintain mobility Downtown. Town staff has studied existing and future multimodal conditions, examined the built environment, and developed alternative means to address future mobility while still keeping Downtown a place where people want to come and spend time.
Strategies include transportation demand management, nontraditional intersection design, bike and pedestrian improvements, and potential policy and code changes. Kimley-Horn and Associates assisted staff in completing the study and developing an implementable action plan.