Multimodal Transportation Plan
The 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan was adopted by the Durango City Council on December 5, 2023, by resolution. The City of Durango’s Multimodal Transportation Plan guides the implementation of projects to move Durango towards an integrated multimodal transportation network by establishing baseline data and following the plan goals of connectivity, safety, equity, sustainability, and public health and community. The plan’s transportation policy focuses on moving people, not just moving motor vehicles, and on reducing injury crashes and fatalities.
The 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan can be found here.
Related plans for reference:
What is a Multimodal Transportation Plan?
The City of Durango’s Multimodal Transportation Plan guides the implementation of projects to move Durango towards an integrated multimodal transportation network by establishing baseline data and following the plan goals of connectivity, safety, equity, sustainability, and public health and community. The plan’s transportation policy focuses on moving people, not just moving motor vehicles, and on reducing injury crashes and fatalities.
The vision of the plan is to create a safe and equitable transportation network that is fully connected and allows people of any race, ethnicity, gender identity, and ability to move safely and efficiently by their mode of choice. Achieving this vision will mean that a person of any age or ability can safely and conveniently travel by any mode of transportation throughout Durango.
The City of Durango is in a unique position as a smaller community due to immense public and political support for transit, active transportation, transportation demand management, and sustainability. This broad-based community support allows for the implementation of innovative transportation processes and projects. Due in part to this support, the City adopted the Multimodal Transportation Master Plan in 2012, which has been updated twice since, creating the 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan. This plan guides the implementation of prioritized projects and acts as Durango's framework for multimodal connectivity, accessibility, and safety.
There have been multiple projects identified in the previous versions of the plan that have been implemented over the years in pursuit of the plan's vision. You may have noticed some of the following improvements:
2021 Multimodal Transportation Plan Update
The City of Durango launched the Multimodal Transportation Plan update in 2021 with public outreach to gather community feedback on the existing plan and transportation needs. Outreach included 8 virtual and in person neighborhood meetings, separate meetings with specific population groups, and event booths. Input was also received through 2 online surveys and an online comment map. A summary of the outreach can be found here.
The City awarded a contract in the fall of 2022 to assist with updating the plan. The drafting process started with a visioning meeting with the Multimodal Advisory Board. Audio from that meeting is available here.
Multimodal Ideas Map
2016 Multimodal Transportation Plan
The 2016 Multimodal Transportation Plan update was adopted by City Council on March 7, 2017 after a year of outreach, including a kickoff meeting and 12 additional public meetings. In addition to public meetings, a Virtual City Hall survey was used for a month to collect public comment. The survey garnered 207 visitors and 159 responses. The final document was updated based on feedback from City Council during the draft plan period and the City Council Study Session on December 13, 2016. The adopted 2016 Multimodal Transportation Plan Update was incorporated as an amendment to the 2012 Multi Modal Transportation Master Plan, which is an amendment to the City's 2007 Comprehensive Plan
The Plan prioritized over 450 projects, with a grand total project cost of over $160 million.