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The project team has summarized the existing walking and biking conditions in Las Cruces and talked to the community about the biggest needs and desires. We completed a series of engagement activities, including:
Visioning and Barriers Workshop- September 2017
City staff and community stakeholders met to share their perspectives on walking and bicycling in Las Cruces today, and their goals for the future. While attendees found walking and bicycling in Las Cruces is currently disconnected and dangerous, they were optimistic about what the environment could be like in the future.
Internal Stakeholder Committee meeting- September 2017
The first Internal Stakeholder Committee (ISC) was held to hear what City of Las Cruces staff hoped to achieve through Las Cruces Active Transportation Plan. Staffed discussed the need for this plan to address accessibility to transit and consider more rural areas.
Internal Stakeholder Committee meeting- November 2017
The project team presented analyses results to ISC to discuss high crash corridors, bicycling traffic stress, and other factors that affect active transportation in Las Cruces. The project team also presented a draft Bike Vision Network and Pedestrian Focus Areas that will guide facility and policy recommendations.
External Stakeholder Committee meeting- November 2017
The project team held its first meeting with the External Stakeholder Committee (EAC), who are community members that currently have a role in active transportation in Las Cruces. At the meeting, the project team presented analyses and solicited feedback from the EAC on analysis to ensure that the results align with the community’s perspective. The EAC provided valuable feedback on the draft Bike Vision Network.
Focus Group with NMSU faculty, staff and students- November 2017
The project team met with NMSU students, staff and faculty to hear about their experiences. This group uses the City’s bike facilities for both transportation and recreation. They’re excited to see better connections to the campus, especially improvements along roads next to trails.
Focus Group with Las Cruces young adults-November 2017
The project team met with young adults who are part of an after-school program. The young adults discussed how they think that streets are made for cars, which influences their behavior.
Focus Group with Las Cruces Transit Riders- November 2017
The project team met with a transit riders who use regularly use public transportation. For users that rely on transit, they rely on walking infrastructure to get around the City. The infrastructure along transit routes is especially important to make their trips easier and safer.
Internal Stakeholder Committee meeting- February 2018
The project team presented potential bicycle facilities, pedestrian recommendations and potential policy changes to ISC. These recommendations built on feedback received during the November ISC meeting. The ISC recommended a number of improvements to include, and the project team will work on incorporating these changes.
External Stakeholder Committee meeting- February 2018
The project team held its second meeting with the External Stakeholder Committee (EAC), who are community members that currently have a role in active transportation in Las Cruces. At the meeting, the project team presented project goals, potential bicycle facilities, and locations to consider pedestrian improvements. The EAC gave feedback on additional locations to consider as part of the bicycle network in addition to considerations for pedestrians who are visually or hearing impaired.
Open House- February 2018
The project team held an open house on February 3rd at the lobby of the Bank of the West building. The project team displayed boards about an overview of the project, existing conditions, completed analyses, potential bicycle facilities and facility types, pedestrian focus areas and potential treatment types, and policy and program ideas. The community provided insight on walking and bicycling barriers in Las Cruces, their preferred walking and bicycling facilities, and the types of policy and programs that are most important to them.
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