Strategic Plan Goal: Effective Infrastructure Network

Customer Service Strategy:

To uphold the city’s vision, the Multimodal Division is responsive to citizen safety concerns and is proactive in planning for the future growth of Durango’s transportation network, designing roadway projects to improve safety and accessibility for all residents and visitors now and in the future.

Core Functions:

  • Implement capital improvement projects to improve pedestrian infrastructure, ADA-accessible facilities, transit and bicycle facilities, and traffic calming.
  • Focus on long-range planning through the Multimodal Transportation Plan and the ADA Transition Plan.
  • Provide education and outreach to the community on Transportation Demand Management to enhance use of the city’s transportation network by bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit riders, carpoolers, electric vehicles and other modes of transportation.
  • Implement multimodal programs including Safe Routes to School, The Way to Go! Club, Clean Commute Week, Winter Bike to Work Day, National Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts, Business Commuter Challenges, and the development and implementation of a Multimodal Transportation Plan.

Budget by Strategic Plan Goal

FY 2023 Total Budget: $314,423

FY 2023 General Fund: $0

Total FTE's: 2.10

Performance Results:

Ease of Travel by Bicycle The City of Durango is designated as a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) by the League of American Bicyclists based off an evaluation of 5 categories, Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Evaluation & Planning, and Equity & Accessibility. To be designated as a Platinum BFC, the city must improve category scores by taking steps per the city's report card.

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Strategic Operating Actions:

1.1 Mobility: Accessibility, Transit, and Streets System

1.1.1 Pursue Walk Friendly Community Designation.

1.1.2 Complete update to Multimodal Master Plan. Develop a holistic comprehensive, long-term conceptualized multimodal plan that considers community development

infrastructure and connectivity that encourages car-less mobility.

1.1.3 Continue implementation of the City’s ADA Transition Plan.

1.5 Design transportation system improvements to maximize safety, innovation, accessibility, and resident satisfaction.

1.7 Advance community accessibility and walkability.

1.7.1 Implement adopted multimodal CIP priorities.. Midtown Safety & Accessibility Project Design 32nd Street Traffic Calming Project Design Camino Crossing Project Design US 550 Transit ADA Improvements Design and Construction Downtowns Next Steps Design College & 8th Safety Project Construction

1.7.2 Collaborate with community members to address mobility and safety concerns.

2022 Strategic Results:

  • The City was awarded a Bronze-level designation from Walk Friendly Communities.
  • Adopted Multimodal CIP priorities were implemented through the public outreach, design and construction phases (Midtown Safety and Accessibility Project, 32nd Street Traffic Calming Project, Camino Crossing Project, Downtown’s Next Steps, College & 8th Safety Project).
  • ADA Transition Plan implementation was supported through the US 550 Transit ADA Improvement Project Phase 1.
  • Outreach for the Multimodal Transportation Plan was completed in early 2022. The plan update will be completed in 2022.
  • A traffic calming pilot project for W Park Ave was designed and implemented in 2022.

2023 Strategic Deliverables:

  • Implement Multimodal CIP priorities towards final design or construction phases to improve safety and connectivity.
  • Pursue a Silver-level Walk Friendly Community designation.
  • Improve the city of Durango’s Network Score on the People for Bikes city ratings.
  • Respond to citizen safety concerns with innovative treatments to promote safety, accessibility, and resident satisfaction.
  • Implement Safe Routes to School program to advance community accessibility and walkability.

Service Enhancements:

The Multimodal Division is proposing to add a Multimodal Specialist position under the supervision of the Multimodal Administrator to assist with implementing the education, outreach and administrative programs of the division (Safe Routes to School program, Clean Commute Week, Winter Bike to Work Day, Way to Go! Club, National Bicycle and Pedestrian counts, commuter programs, education and outreach, infrastructure project outreach, etc.).

Service Reductions:

Maintaining current service levels

2022 Positions:

2023 Positions