Cheyenne Road/Blvd Proposed Changes
The goal of this project is the add value to the 2C repaving effort that is scheduled for Cheyenne Blvd and Cheyenne Rd. Other transportation funding sources are able to implement improvements ahead of the repaving work so that everything fits together like one big project. We are primarily focusing on safety improvements for bikes, pedestrians, and vehicles. This is a maintenance project, so we are limited in the level of change that is possible, but we want to do our best to improve the safety of these two streets within those constraints.
We do not believe that the stated goal is to improve safety, but rather to create more favorable conditions for tourism vis a vis e-bikes and tours. Though the term, pedestrian/ped improvements is used throughout this document, it's really about 10 foot two-way bike paths. Narrowing roads which this does worsens already life-threatening evacuation times. We encourage everyone to read what "pop-outs", which were opposed for this very reason, did in the Paradise fire. This entire plan needs to be scrapped. Narrowing these roads will also make the 7-Falls and tourist buses even more dangerous.
"Paradise narrowed its main road by two lanes despite warnings of gridlock during a major wildfire" - LA Times
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Cheyenne Boulevard – North Cheyenne Canon to Cresta Road (Segment A)
The primary focus of this segment is to provide a multi-use path, for both bicyclists and pedestrians, along the north side of Cheyenne Boulevard from North Cheyenne Cañon Park to Cresta Road. Other proposed actions through this segment include improvements to the Cheyenne Boulevard/Evans Avenue intersection, stop controlling the Cheyenne Boulevard/Cheyenne Road intersection, and connecting the Stratton Open Space trail to the proposed multi-use path.
Cheyenne Boulevard – Cresta Road to 8th Street (Segment B)
Improvements to this segment will include adding of a continuous pedestrian facility along the south side of Cheyenne Boulevard from Cresta Road to 8th Street, adding a pedestrian crossing at the O’Malley Place intersection, and filling in missing sidewalk along the north side of Cheyenne Boulevard from O’Malley Place to 8th Street.
Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School Carpool Improvements (Segment C)
A slip lane is being proposed along the south side of Cheyenne Road at the Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School to improve the school pickup and drop-off traffic congestion during school hours. Improvements will also include a new mid-block crossing for students, located just east of the proposed slip lane.
Cheyenne Road – Cresta Road to 8th Street (Segment D)
In addition to the proposed improvements at the Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School, this segment will also include adding a continuous pedestrian facility along the north side of Cheyenne Road from Cresta Road to 8th Street, a pedestrian crossing at the O’Malley Place/Thomas Lane intersection, and a continuous pedestrian facility along the south side of Cheyenne Road from Cresta Road to Thomas Lane. This will provide connectivity for students walking to and from school in the area.
Lorraine Pedestrian Crossings (Segment E)
Pedestrian crossings at both the Cheyenne Boulevard/Lorraine Street and Cheyenne Road/Lorraine Street intersections are being proposed to accommodate pedestrian movements. A refuge island will be provided at the Cheyenne Boulevard crossing in place of the existing center turn lane.
These pop-outs are crazy.
Woodburn Pedestrian Crossings (Segment F)
Pedestrian crossings at both the Cheyenne Boulevard/Woodburn Street and Cheyenne Road/Woodburn Street intersections are being proposed to accommodate pedestrian movements. A refuge will be provided at the Cheyenne Boulevard crossing in place of the existing center turn lane. This will help to accommodate pedestrians coming to or from St. Elmo Avenue.
Again these pop-outs are crazy.