During the 2018 Summer Fest, Councilwoman Avila along with Southeast and CONO leadership led a tour to share the community’s culture, resourcefulness, and high priority areas related to walkability, public transit, and safety with key City of Colorado Springs leadership. Many of these opportunities for improvement have also been highlighted in ongoing City planning efforts and projects for Southeast and the Urban Land Institute’s Healthy Places Report for Southeast that was released this year.

There are a number of upcoming projects that are being led by the City of Colorado Springs to address roads, sidewalks, public transportation, and pedestrian safety that have been informed by Southeast community input and initiatives. To share more information on these projects, the City of Colorado Springs held a Southeast Connectivity meeting on Monday, October 22 at Solid Rock Christian Center, to share overviews of the projects, answer questions, and discuss community priorities. City Project Managers spoke on efforts such as the repaving of Academy Blvd, the redesign and construction of Hancock/Academy intersection, sidewalk connectivity, park trail connections, and Mountain Metro Transit.

This event builded upon ongoing efforts that focus on making Southeast Colorado Springs a more connected community!



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