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MAPS Project Interactive Map and Survey 

Thank you to all who attended the public event on July 18th.  We had a great turn-out and it was nice to chat with you in person about your ideas and concerns.   

For those of you who couldn't make it, you are still invited to provide input!  We have an updated online interactive map with similar visuals as those shared at the public event to gather general comments.  

MAPS Public Meeting Documents 07-18-19

Please participate online through an interactive map! Type the link in your browser or scan the QR code. 

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You may also send comments to MAPS@BHINC.COM 

MAPS Proximity Image

MAPS Proposed Alternate Road Layout

Proposed Typical Sections

Proposed Landscape Design

Proposed 3D Rendering

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Date & Time: 

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Meeting Location: 

Manitou Springs Memorial Hall | 606 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

MAPS Project:

Thank you for sharing your preferences on the MAPS Project - Manitou Avenue from Park Avenue to Serpentine Drive.

Based on the public input we have received, a proposed alternative for the corridor has been created and we are ready to share. Please join us and provide feedback!

You can ask questions or provide comments at any time via the project email (MAPS@BHINC.COM).


Please join us to provide public input on bridge type and streetscape layout to create a safer and environmentally sensitive pedestrian and multi-modal corridor at Becker’s Lane Bridge across Fountain Creek.

You can ask questions or provide comments at any time at

The City of Manitou Springs has initiated the design of the improvements to Manitou Avenue from Park Avenue to Serpentine Drive (also known as the MAPS project). Currently, the corridor is a two-lane roadway with a center turn lane and some parking. There are no bicycle or pedestrian facilities and substantial drainage issues. The goals of the project are to create innovative and sustainable solutions for the following issues:

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Activity                                   
  • Parking Options
  • Lighting Scenarios
  • Landscaping and Public Art
  • Integration with Creek Walk
  • Drainage
  • Utilities

Currently, the project is moving forward with proposed alternatives based on feedback from the first public outreach event (April 18, 2019). The team is busy creating proposed alternatives for the corridor and plan to share them with the public this summer! As soon as a public event date is confirmed, it will be posted on the City’s website. Thank you to all who continue to be interested in the MAPS project!

You are still invited to provide input through the online interactive map and survey at

 You can ask questions or provide comments at any time via the project email (MAPS@BHINC.COM).

Public Outreach Summary  May 2019


Community members from Manitou Springs were invited to attend a public meeting to discuss corridor issues on Manitou Avenue from Park Avenue to Serpentine Drive and provide input on preferences and priorities for the MAPS project. Feedback received from the community will be integrated into the design for the corridor improvements. The preferences and priorities identified by the community during the meeting are summarized below.


The community was presented with corridor facility options to consider. This activity helped community members determine specific features they desired along the corridor. The community provided feedback and their general preferences include:

Standardized crosswalks and enhanced pedestrian safety:MAPS Crosswalks

Parallel parking with bike lanes on both sides:MAPS Parallel Parking

Small plaza with pedestrian seating and art:MAPS Plaza

Crosswalks for enhanced pedestrian safety:MAPS Crosswalks 2

Dense canopy coverage in pedestrian zone:

MAPS Ped Zone


The community was presented with concepts from their newly adopted comprehensive plan, Plan Manitou, related to bicycle, pedestrian, and parking priorities. This activity aimed to build off previous planning efforts and incorporate similar concepts into the MAPS project. The community provided feedback and their priorities include:

Pedestrian Linkages

  • Enhanced lighting
  • Access and connections
  • Crosswalk

Bicycle System

  • Safety
  • Connection to Creek Walk
  • Mobility

 Parking Management and Supply

  • Diagonal parking
  • Parallel parking

Wayfinding and Signage

  • Connect to signage plan
  • Distinctive
  • Art focused


The community was presented with bicycle and pedestrian options to connect the Creek Walk along the corridor. Preferences for the type of lighting to use along the corridor were also presented. Based on community feedback, preferences include:

Creek Walk Connection - 10' multi-use path:

MAPS CreekWalk Conn

Lighting - Conflict point lighting with acorn poles:

MAPS Light


  • Other themes based on community feedback include the following:
  • Desire for having access to and/or connection with the creek
  • Many felt the need to have some lighting but not too much
  • Strong interest in low-impact development and sustainable landscape
  • Most people were concerned about safety for all users along the corridor