Would You Ride an Arvada Circulator Shuttle?


[updated 16 July 2014}

by John Kiljan

Dear CLRC members and friends,

That and other questions are now being asked of the public by the City of Arvada’s Transportation Committee. The survey doesn’t say much about where the shuttle service would run, nor does it talk about previous circulator feasibility studies.

Proposed Routes

Proposed Routes

Many routes have been proposed. Here is one graphic for several possible circulator shuttle routes done four years ago by Nelson/Nygaard as a part of the original Ralston Road corridor study. But other routes that might include connecting Olde Town with the Arvada Center have also been proposed.

This survey seems to be focused on connectivity with the new commuter rail stations, which is certainly worth asking about, but the most likely users of a circulator shuttle may not be those using the new Gold Line or responding to this poll.

The Lutz/Stenger fields just east of the Triangle draw a couple of million visitors a year from both Arvada and from around the region. Many of those visitors are unlikely to be connected to Arvada’s social media. And those large sports activities do a lot to increase traffic on 58th, the Kipling Parkway and into Olde Town. And on top of that, the Triangle shopping center (now known as Ralston Creek) looks like it is poised for a major renaissance that will also increase the numbers of people wanting to live or shop there.

Some of the questions are a little confusing and they could use some editing. Still, the survey is worth taking, and I hope everyone does take the two minutes it takes to do that. Here is the link to the survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Arvada-Shuttle

and here is the link to the brief information page about the survey on Arvada.org

http://arvada.org/pages/transportation-committee-seeks-citizen-input/

Update:  there is a short article in the Denver Post by Austin Briggs about this survey at

http://www.denverpost.com/arvada/ci_26146772/arvada-looks-at-shuttle-system-advance-gold-line

–John Kiljan

The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community is an independent neighborhood association representing the neighborhoods adjacent to Ralston Road from Wadsworth Bypass to the Kipling Parkway.

You can catch us on our main website at RalstonCommunity.org or read even more posts on our Facebook page at “CLRC – Citizens for a Liveable Ralston Community”. Hey, it’s not us. It’s Facebook that insists on spelling Livable that way.

CLRC
6185 Field Street
Arvada, CO 80004

303-423-9875
jpkiljan@yahoo.com

Sunday, 29 June 2014

 

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