AURORA | Aurora is moving forward with a pilot project to improve mobility options on Montview Boulevard, based on resident feedback and recommendations in the city’s Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Over the next few days, the city will install on-street bike lanes on Montview Boulevard between Havana and Oswego streets. The installation is happening in conjunction with a street repaving project for that segment of Montview.
While Montview Boulevard will remain two lanes in both directions along that stretch, the project will eliminate parking where the new bike lanes are installed. The center two-way turn lane also will be preserved.
“Montview Boulevard is a key transportation corridor between the Anschutz Medical Campus and all points west,” said Karen Hancock, Aurora’s planning supervisor. “These improvements are about creating a safer passageway for all modes of travel on Montview Boulevard. The new facilities will not only provide a dedicated lane for cyclists to address past conflicts caused by shared use of the drive lane, but also will provide a buffer for pedestrians on the sidewalks.”
As a pilot project, city staff will evaluate traffic and crash data as well as feedback from residents and businesses over the next year. Based on the data analyses and resident feedback, the city will recommend modifications as needed for the bike lanes, and evaluate the potential extension of the lanes west to the city limits at Yosemite Street next summer.
Feedback for the project was gathered through the Montview Connections Public Outreach process. Additional thoughts and comments can be submitted via the project website at www.auroragov.org/montview or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.