Throughout the project, a variety of community outreach events will be held to solicit input about how we can improve and better connect the trail network in Jefferson County. There will be two distinct phases of community outreach:
Phase 1 (July 2019):
The primary goal of the first phase of public involvement is to share information and listen to the community. The project team will prepare existing conditions and trends information that will be presented on the project website and at a series of public meetings. Residents will be asked how they would like to see trail connectivity enhanced and expanded.
Phase 2 (November/December 2019):
The primary goal of the second phase of public meetings and corresponding online engagement is to present the initial plan recommendations and project prioritization and to receive feedback on the draft plan.
In July 2019, the project team hosted a series of stakeholder meetings. Key stakeholders were identified from a variety of advocacy groups, race directors, user groups and partnering agency staff and invited to attend one of six meetings held throughout Jefferson County. Participants were asked to provide feedback on the Jeffco Trails Plan vision, goals, next steps and discuss which local and regional trail connections they felt were important. The Stakeholder Meeting Summary Report summarizes the information presented at each meeting and the comments received.