Over the next six months, the Town of Golden will be working to develop a community wide Transportation Plan to help shape the future of transportation in Golden over the next 20 years.
The first step in the process included collecting input from residents to understand the community’s values and experiences to help build a vision that is inclusive, sustainable, and forward-thinking.
Residents were invited to provide their input through an online survey and interactive map in September 2021. Learn more about What We Heard through public engagement.
The Plan Process
Project Launch Summer 2021
Defining the Vision
Through the planning process, the Town will work to identify various strategies and projects to improve the transportation network for all users. The final Transportation Plan will provide medium and long-term plans for capital improvements required to accommodate projected growth and anticipated developments, respond to new transportation needs and trends, and develop a strategy for prioritizing the capital improvements. This plan will provide the basis for creating a road Development Cost Charge (DCC) applicable to developers to help offset the costs associated with road improvements related to future growth. This would provide another funding tool, in addition to taxation and grant funding.
This project will be conducted in conjunction with a Selkirk Hill traffic safety study being completed this fall and winter. The safety study will provide the Town with an accurate assessment of the current use and safety limitations on Selkirk Hill Road, including recommendations for improvement options and associated costs for consideration.
Have your say:
Residents were invited to provide their input through a second online survey from January 26 to February 11, 2022.
The purpose of the second survey was to share the main components of the draft transportation plan and gather feedback on prioritization and implementation of the plan prior to compiling the final draft plan.
Public Information Session:
The Town and Urban Systems hosted an online Public Information Session on Wednesday, January 26 to provide information on the draft Transportation Plan and kick-off the next phase of engagement for the project. If you missed the session, check out the recording and materials below:
- January 26 presentation recording
- January 26 presentation slide deck
- Draft Active Transportation Network Maps (Combined)
Public Discussion Session:
The Town and Urban Systems hosted an online Public Discussion Session on Monday, February 7 at 5 p.m. via Zoom to provide information and answer questions related to the draft Transportation Plan and survey.