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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

The development of Westminster’s Transportation & Mobility Plan began late last year with gathering community input about the city's transportation vision and goals (Haga clic aquí para ver la visión y los objetivos en español) as well as an analysis of the existing conditions of the city's transportation system.

Summer 2020 Community Engagement: Thank you for the community input we received through the Goals, Strategies and Trade-offs and Design Your Streets online community engagement activities this summer. The surveys are now closed and the input received will be used to inform the development of the plan's recommendations and strategies and other key plan development next steps. A summary of what the project team heard from the community will be available later this year and will be provided in the final plan. Look for announcements regarding opportunities to provide input on the draft plan in early 2021. For questions, please contact the project team at: westminsterforward@cityofwestminster.us.

About the Plan

Westminster's first Transportation & Mobility Plan is a community-driven plan that will address the near- and long-term multimodal transportation and mobility needs of residents, commuters and visitors. The plan will include: 

  • Goals, objectives, 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 policy 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 is providing 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: The plan is anticipated to be completed in mid-2021 as shown in the schedule graphic below. After the plan is developed, progress on the plan’s implementation will be provided periodically to the community. The plan will be used to guide city projects, plans and programs.

  

The Vision and Goals: Community input received to-date, Westminster’s Strategic Plan, existing plans, staff input, and industry best practices were used to inform the development of the Transportation & Mobility Plan 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 will be used to help guide the development of polices and recommendations, prioritization of projects, and plan implementation metrics. The project team will develop measurable objectives and actions to achieve these goals.

Community Engagement and Outreach: Input from the community will be 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 will use a variety of in-person and online engagement tools throughout the process. Local and regional agencies will also be engaged. Development of the Transportation & Mobility Plan will be 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)
  • Phase 3: draft plan (early 2021)
     
Key documents and resources will be posted here throughout the development of the Transportation & Mobility Plan.

Transportation & Mobility Plan Current and Future Conditions Report
Understanding the current transportation system’s opportunities and deficiencies is 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. Click here to read the report. 

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.