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Breckenridge to host second set of parking and transit forums Monday

Elise Reuter
ereuter@summitdaily.com

Breckenridge will host a second set of parking and transit community forums on Monday, April 25. After developing a list of ideas, goals and challenges after the first set of public meetings in February, now residents will have the chance to weigh in on proposed solutions and design concepts.

"We're hoping people will come in on Monday," Breckenridge spokeswoman Kim Dykstra said. "Now they'll have something to react to. I think it's exciting."

After Breckenridge residents passed a ballot proposal in November to provide funding for parking and transit solutions through a lift-ticket tax, the town hired consultants with DTJ Design, Inc. and NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates to come up with a list of possible approaches after reviewing the town's previous transportation studies.

While the initial thought with the lift-ticket tax was to build a large parking structure, the town has moved toward a more holistic approach, looking not only to create more parking, but also reduce traffic by improving public transit and pedestrian access.

"Nothing is off the table at this point," Dykstra said. "Some of these things that they've suggested are just low-hanging fruit. Some of them are no-brainers; some are fun and innovative."

Two meetings will be hosted Monday at the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Summit County South Branch Library at 103 S. Harris St. Meetings will be held in the Hopefull/Discovery room from 7:30-9:30 a.m., or from 5-7 p.m.

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The meeting will kick off with a presentation of goals and concerns voiced at the last set of forums, as well as potential solutions and an analysis of each. Then, residents will have the opportunity to comment on the ideas before they are presented at Tuesday's town council meeting.

"It's a combination of management ideas as well as physical structures," Dykstra added.

The third session is planned for Monday, June 13, giving the community an opportunity to provide input on the proposed Parking and Transportation Action Plan developed from these meetings. The final plan will be presented to town council in late-July or August.