Harmony Open House Presentation May 4, 2012

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Harmony Open House Presentation May 4, 2012

  1. 1. May 3, 2012 PUBLIC MEETING #1FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  2. 2. Harmony Road is an important corridor for regional and local travel.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  3. 3. Fort Collins CorridorsFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  4. 4. Harmony Road has evolved over time and this study is the next step in planning for the corridor’s future.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  5. 5. Agricultural community: “Harmony” (1870) Construction of I-25 (1950s and 1960s) Harmony Road became State Highway 68 (1968) Harmony developed as divided highway (early 1970s) DesignationsFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG Original Harmony Corridor Plan (1991) Harmony Road Bicycle Project : Concept Plan (1996) Harmony Corridor District Land Use Established (1997) Harmony Access Control Plan (2000) Planning Efforts Harmony established as Regionally Significant Corridor by NFRMPO (2003) Harmony established as ETC in TMP (2004) Harmony turned over to City of Fort Collins (2005) Construction Projects Update to Harmony Corridor Plan (2006) Timberline to Technology Pkwy widened to 6 lanes (2007) Technology Pkwy to I-25 widened to 6 lanes (2009) Boardwalk to Timberline widening to 6 lanes (Summer ‘12) Corridor History and Previous Planning Efforts Timeline
  6. 6. The cross-section along Harmony Road varies.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  7. 7. Physical CharacteristicsFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  8. 8. Typical Cross-SectionsFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  9. 9. Today, Harmony Road carries the second highest level of traffic in the City.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  10. 10. Existing Daily Traffic VolumesFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  11. 11. The Harmony Road intersections with College Avenue and with Timberline Road currently experience congestion during the afternoon peak hour.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  12. 12. Traffic OperationsFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  13. 13. The City’s top two intersections with the highest crash totals in the City are along Harmony Road (at Timberline Road and at Lemay Avenue).FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  14. 14. Intersection Crash Summary (2007 – 2011)FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  15. 15. Current bus service along Harmony Road is discontinuous.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  16. 16. Transit ServiceFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  17. 17. The City has an extensive bike network, including existing bike lanes along Harmony Road; but the bicycle use on Harmony is low.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  18. 18. Existing and Proposed Bicycle FacilitiesFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  19. 19. Sidewalks along Harmony Road are relatively continuous, but there are barriers to crossing the street and accessing corridor land uses. Pedestrian activity in the corridor is low.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  20. 20. Existing Sidewalk Conditions and BarriersSidewalk ConditionsBarriers to CrossingBarriers to Accessing Land UseFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  21. 21. 5,800 new households are expected along the Harmony corridor by 2035 (42% increase).FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  22. 22. Household GrowthFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  23. 23. 14,900 new jobs are expected along the Harmony corridor by 2035 (71% increase).FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  24. 24. Employment GrowthFELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG
  25. 25. Thank you for your interest in this project! For more information join us at a fun, interactive open house to discuss the future of Harmony Road on Thursday May 3, 4-7 PM at the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 S. Lemay Ave. For more info, visit fcgov.com/harmony.FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG

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