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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Transportation & Mobility Plan Adopted by City Council

Thank you to the Westminster residents, businesses and commuters for providing input on the draft Transportation & Mobility Plan this summer. The project team reviewed the input received and revised the plan as needed. The final plan, including a summary of the community input received on the draft plan, was presented to and adopted by City Council during the August 23, 2021 City Council meeting.

The final Transportation & Mobility Plan is available to view here, with the plan appendices available here.

What's Next? With the completion and adoption of the Transportation & Mobility Plan, City staff will begin development of an implementation workplan to guide the implementation of the early and near-term actions and projects identified in the plan, as resources and priorities are identified. The Transportation & Mobility Plan will be also used to guide City projects, plans and programs. The community and stakeholder input gathered during the development of the Transportation & Mobility Plan not only helped inform the development of the various plan elements, but will also continue to be used to inform the implementation of the plan. Community and stakeholder engagement and participation will also continue to be important during the implementation of the plan’s actions, projects, and programs. Many actions and projects will also require partnerships for successful implementation. Progress on the plan’s implementation will be provided periodically to the community.

About the Plan

Westminster's first Transportation & Mobility Plan is a community-driven plan that addresses the future multimodal transportation and mobility needs of residents, commuters and visitors. The plan includes: 

  • A transportation vision for Westminster as well as goals and recommendations for strategic actions and investments to provide safer and more efficient, connected, and accessible transportation options for all demographic sectors of the community. 
  • Guiding recommendations to prepare for factors including evolving technologies and advancement in environment and community health. 
  • Identification of key corridors for transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. 
  • A consultant team provided technical expertise and community engagement support to assist City staff in the development of the plan in coordination with other citywide and regional plans and projects, including Westminster Forward

Schedule: As shown in the schedule graphic below, the development of the plan was completed over approximately a two year period, with the final plan adopted by City Council on August 23, 2021. City staff is now transitioning into the next steps to begin implementing the plan.

 
The Vision and Goals: Community input received throughout the development of the Transportation & Mobility Plan, Westminster’s Strategic Plan, existing plans, City staff input, and industry best practices were used to inform the development of the plan's vision and goals – click here to read the vision and goals (Haga clic aquí para ver la visión y los objetivos en español). The goals were used to help guide the development of the plan's polices and action and project recommendations, and will continued to be used prioritize projects, and develop plan implementation metrics. 

Community Engagement and Outreach: Input from the community was important throughout the plan development process to ensure the plan meets the current and future transportation and mobility needs of the community. The project team used a variety of in-person and online engagement tools throughout the process. Local and regional agencies and stakeholders were engaged. Development of the Transportation & Mobility Plan was informed by community input during three phases of public engagement: 

  • Phase 1: vision, goals and existing conditions (completed in 2019) – click here for a summary of Phase 1 input
  • Phase 2: goals, trade-offs and strategies (summer 2020) – click here for highlights of Phase 2 input
  • Phase 3: draft plan (summer 2021) and final plan (late summer/early fall 2021) - click here for highlights of Phase 3 input
     

Transportation & Mobility Plan Current and Future Conditions Report
Understanding the current transportation system’s opportunities and deficiencies was an important first step to informing the development the near- and long-term transportation framework and recommendations in the Transportation & Mobility Plan. The Current and Future Conditions Report provides an overview of Westminster’s demographics as well as the current and future (year 2040) conditions of the Westminster’s transportation network, including services and infrastructure. The report is available as Appendix B here.


The development of the plan will also be informed by input from the Transportation & Mobility Plan Community Advisory Team (TMP CAT) comprised of over 25 individuals representing various community interests including neighborhoods, City boards and commissions, businesses and employers, healthcare, housing and human services, mode-specific organizations, education, and state and regional agencies. This team will convene three times during the plan development process to provide input, help disseminate information to their respective community/organization, and be champions during the TMP development and implementation.