One of City Council's Top Ten Goals this year is to have staff perform an assessment of City streets against best practices that prioritizes pedestrian access and safety and emphasizes the overall enjoyment and well-being for residents and guests. We are challenging ourselves and challenging the innovators of Aspen to help us think outside of the box to Rethink the Street.
Over the next few months City staff will be out in the core asking residents and visitors for their feedback and opinions on the most challenging areas and what sort of improvements they would like to see. This outreach is a concerted effort to think outside the box as a community. Should we bulb out some sidewalks, make temporary parks, add amenities like life-size chess boards on some sidewalks? Should we have a day of dumpster pools as they did in New York City? The sky is the limit on ideas and the more creative the better.
Our first pilot installation has begun to help motivate citizens to Rethink the Street. Come down and check out the corners at Galena Street and Hopkins Avenue and let us know what you think. Do you have ideas too? Do you know a great location to Rethink the Street? Let us know with one of the options below.
You can offer feedback online!
- Offer your ideas and input on Open City Hall.
- Leave suggestions and mark areas for improvement on our interactive Wikimap.
- Take our brief survey
- You can find us on Facebook
- You can also join the conversation on Twitter, upload Instagrams or Flickr photos using #RethinktheStreet