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Multimodal Transportation Plan

Picture of the 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan Cover Opens in new windowThe 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:

  1. About
  2. 2023 Update
  3. 2016 Plan
  4. 2012 Plan

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.

Success Stories

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:

  • The Needham Connect Phase II Project was completed on Columbine Drive, improving sidewalks, installing ADA-compliant curb ramps and curb extensions to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety near Needham Elementary. 
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons were installed to increase pedestrian safety at the 25th Street and E 2nd Avenue intersection and at the Horse Gulch intersection at 3rd Street and E 8th Avenue. 
  • Bike lanes were added on Junction Street from Miller Middle School to the city limits at Junction Lane.
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