Plan Purpose


Mode Specific

Area & Neighborhood

Policy Plans

Community Building Diagnostics

  • PlanCOS Themes

  • Planned development and future land use

  • Relevant policy and code

  • Competitive analysis of peer cities

How does Transportation Serve These Big Ideas?

Required Project Outcomes

Data Driven Process

Identify needs and priorities for a 25-year planning horizon

Project list for potential PPRTA ballot initiative

Organizational and policy recommendations

Technology trends​

Updated Major Thoroughfares Plan​

Mobility Goal Framework

Create a transportation system that is more:​




Efficiently Reliable



State of the System Analysis

  • Technical Analysis

  • Public Input

State of the
System Analysis


Existing Traffic Congestion

  • Travel Time
  • Vehicle Delay
  • Intersection Performance

Traffic Performance

Social Need

  • Housing + Transportation Costs as percent of income

Social Demographics

  • Poverty ratio

Existing Travel Patterns

Travel Demand: Next Level Transit

  • Age
  • Ability
  • Vehicle availability

Transit Propensity

  • Population Density
  • Key Community Services
  • Mobility Need

Future Travel Demand

Likelihood for change (PlanCOS based)

Critical Corridors

  • The City’s primary travel corridors where improvements would be most beneficial
  • Focus of more detailed evaluation and solution brainstorming
  • ConnectCOS project list centers on these corridors

What is a Corridor?

  • The area context and potential paths for travel that connect destinations
  • Not just a named roadway

Project Development

Regional Travel Demand

  • Trips external to Pikes Peak Region
  • Analysis of Specific Destinations (e.g. DIA)

Transportation Investment Priorities

  • Serve people
  • Serve the community
  • Resource stewardship
  • Consistent with the goal framework and the themes of PlanCOS

More Information

Integrated Planning Process

  • Increases transparency
  • Targets investments to meet goals
  • Reduces “blind spots” created by familiarity

ConnectCOS Needs Identification

  • Economic designations/desired investment
  • Current/future traffic conditions
  • Infrastructure condition – bridges, pavement, sidewalk/ADA
  • Wayfinding
  • Land use/transportation compatibility
  • Crash concerns – bike/ped, intersections
  • Personal safety – bike, ped, transit
  • Need for mobility options
  • Multimodal network gaps – sidewalks, transit access, crossings
  • Land uses – affordable housing, retail options

ConnectCOS Needs Identification

Functional Objectives

  • Maintain and enhance east-west connectivity and capacity for current and future traffic as the primary function of the corridor, considering travel times, network connectivity, and activity centers served.

The Platte Avenue Corridor should…

  • Support Downtown as a destination – while connectivity between I-25 and the eastern reaches is important, the character of the Downtown portion of the corridor should prioritize the vision for Downtown
  • Establish a consistent identity for the corridor while integrating and enhancing the different character areas and the transitions between
  • Integrate the corridor into the community to create an ‘Avenue’, visual connections, and context-specific placemaking opportunities
  • Invest in the corridor to support the significant opportunity presented by Platte Ave to positively impact Citywide economic and equity outcomes
  • Provide safe, efficient, and comfortable transportation options along and across the corridor to enhance mobility for those who drive, ride, walk, or roll

Developing Strategy Alternatives

Potential Solutions

Alternatives Evaluation and Screening Process