Location: Buffalo Dining Room, Jefferson County Administration Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden CO
Attendees: Will Kerns, Jan Stevenson, Dave Evans, Eileen McGinnity, Mike Raber, Kelly Garrod, Mike Prange, Kevin French, Norton Ewart, Ted Hyde, Scott Christopher
1. Sheriff’s Blotter Update
2. Guest Speaker: Kevin French, Director, County Division of Transportation & Engineering
3. Project Updates
4. Upcoming Bike Jeffco Meetings
ACTION ITEMS FOR February 8th MEETING
¨ Dave will pursue Goldco funds discussion for El Rancho-Genessee
¨ Jan follow up with Dan Dwyer re: Quiznos Pro Challenge
¨ Mike Prange will clarify the legality of U-turn across a double yellow
¨ Jan will follow up with Bob Bettinger on CDOT walkthrough scheduled
¨ Jan will send Norton Ewart information on our website parameters
¨ Norton will bring in website development proposal next meeting
Sheriff’s Blotter – Mike Prange
- Feedback on Deer Creek Challenge was positive (3000 rider cap remains)
- Triple ByPass – approved, although only small segment in Jefferson County
- Plans for 2011: education continues
- Cyclist was hit at Phillipsburg
- Shift deputies are deployed during peak riding time. Like motor vehicle traffic issues, deployment is based upon feedback
- Signs in DCC for riding are advisory, not enforceable
- Deputies on bikes well received by bicyclists. Motorists also pulled over and thanked the deputies for doing this work.
- Mike Raber brought in Helmet Cam (HD) to share information
- Uses polarizing filter to reduce glare from windshield
- Mike R recommends use of helmet cam for deputies
- $230 @ REI – Contour HD – is model that Mike R uses
- Deer Creek Challenge – it’s a tour, not a race
- Roads for residents still open; driving not encouraged
- Bikes will abide by traffic laws; tickets for running stop signs are given.
- Discussion of ability of cyclists to report abusive behavior (buzzing, etc.) to sheriff’s office. Deputies will then go and talk with the individual about behavior without a formal call to CSP.
- Sheriff’s Office has not yet been contacted RE: Quiznos Pro Challenge – possibly as the route has not yet been finalized.
GUEST SPEAKER: Kevin French
- Director, County Division of Transportation & Engineering
- Quick review and discussion of major areas of focus for Division of Transportation and Engineering of concern to cyclists
- 2011 Projects
§ Kipling Parkway and Quincy Avenue: turn lanes, grade for pedestrian and bicycles
§ Wadsworth / Bowles – adding Southbound lane, pedestrian overpass
§ Chatfield Ave / Garrison – lanes are at 11 ft width – will provide 4 lane template, bikes can go right and motorists can get around them
§ Continued work on Bike/Ped Plan
- Will identify upfront a template that fits existing routes
- Ideally connect bike routes
- Most of roadways, templates were built 20 years ago
- Late Spring for a draft plan
§ Updating Major Thoroughfare Plan
- Differences between collector route (shoulders built in), and minor arterials, etc. discussed
- Traffic Safety Projects – connect sidewalks
o Sidewalk connections program for transit riders; 30 to 50 locations where bus stops need additional sidewalk
- 2012 – 2015:
§ Money set aside to improve Golden Road
- Getting consistent sidewalks
§ Jeffco 73 – Brookforest to Thimbleberry, switchbacks to N Turkey Creek, and Yellow Barn to 285
§ Quincy Avenue – Simms to Kipling
- TIP Project Selection
§ Number of bike/ped projects were successful
§ Referenced MetroVision, and that DRCOG is focusing on transit station and urban center – models that aren’t as applicable to a largely unincorporated Jefferson County
- Questions re: Bike/Ped plan
§ Are we developing criteria for priorities?
§ Golden got money for bus circulator system
§ Will look at road overlay plans to see if Jefferson County can pave shoulders on roads due for overlay
§ Questioned use of sharrows on Kipling. French’s thoughts are that maintenance of pavement markings is difficult; wants to know that use of sharrows works.
SH93: Resurfacing and Expansion
- CDOT meeting discussed expanding shoulders from 58th to 128th on Hwy 93 with 4 to 8 foot shoulders
- Gray water collection areas are some of the restrictions on shoulder width
- Section from 72nd – construction in April 2011
Quiznos Pro Challenge
- Volunteer website is now open and contains descriptors of the roles available.
- Sign up early for best selection of volunteer roles – and you can sign up by city and by stage.
Clear Creek County Projects
- Mike Raber indicated that there was priority to meet with the new commissioner.
El Rancho – Genesee Project
- Score was too low for DRCOG funding, so need to find another funding source.
- FASTER funding is available in July 2012, but will need matching funds
- Discussed possible funding alternatives; Dave E will pursue discussion of Goldco funds
- Department of Local Affairs – Minerals tax has been used to build trails in other areas
Deer Creek Canyon –Proposed Improvements: Phones, Parking
- Eileen McGinnity reported that there will be installation of the six phones by end of January. Phone locations are: Inter-Canyon FD Station 1, Inter-Canyon FD Station 2, Deer Creek Canyon & South Deer Creek Road, Pleasant Park Grange, and Pleasant Park Rd & South Kuehster Road, and Inter-Canyon FD 4.
- French reminded us to make sure that the signs that are to be placed are going to meet the specifications for placement; Eileen and Lt Prange provided information on contacts within the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority (JCECA), the agency funding and managing the installation.
- Parking changes proposed with 76 spaces.
- Discussion around legality of U-turn across a double yellow line. Mike Prange will update group next month.
Mountain Roads Master Plan Group: Meeting in two weeks (January 25th)
Colorado Bike Summit: Scott Christopher
- Bicycle Colorado is hosting the inaugural Colorado Bike Summit on February 7/8th. Monday afternoon, and Tuesday morning.
- Program is outlined on Bicycle Colorado website – looks great!
- Speakers coming from across the US
- Breakout sessions will be available on several topics.
- Registration currently open – can get a $10 discount for being a Bicycle Colorado member
- Bike Jeffco agreed to subsidize two members.