Cherry Creek Campus Circulation Study Completed
The Cherry Creek campus is the largest K-12 public school campus in Colorado. There are three schools located on the Cherry Creek Campus: Belleview Elementary, Campus Middle School, and Cherry Creek High School, with a total campus enrollment of approximately 5,632 students in 2021. In 2020, Greenwood Village identified a need to study this area to improve circulation within the Cherry Creek campus and for the surrounding roadway network with the goal to reduce congestion and improve safety for all roadway users. The surrounding roadway networks are constrained with limited available capacity due to both commuter and school traffic during school pickup and drop-off hours.
The existing roadway network consists of arterial, minor, and private streets with traffic signals at major intersections and stop sign control on minor streets. Bike lanes are located on Union Ave. and Dayton St. which are often used by recreational bicyclists accessing Cherry Creek State Park.
The Cherry Creek Campus Circulation Study examined alternatives for transportation circulation using roadway infrastructure improvements, low-cost safety improvements, and innovative technology solutions. In total, 34 improvements were identified for the Cherry Creek Campus area along with a toolkit of programs in which the school district may choose to implement and/or apply for grant funding. Included in the report is a strategic planning document, the Infrastructure Alternatives Evaluation, which identifies high-level cost estimates, positive and negative impacts, safety considerations, and implementation impacts for each of the alternatives discussed in the study. This document will assist Greenwood Village in future planning and implementation efforts. View the full report on Greenwood Village's website.
The Study took approximately six months to complete and consisted of several meetings between the consultant team, Project Management Team, and Stakeholder Working Group. Stakeholder involvement was utilized during the development of study goals, evaluation criteria, and screening of improvement alternatives.
The Stakeholder Working Group consisted of representatives from Belleview Elementary School, Campus Middle School, Cherry Creek High School, Cherry Creek State Park, Army Corps of Engineers, City & County of Denver, South Metro Fire, City of Greenwood Village Safety Resource Officers, as well as the Project Management Team, which consisted of representatives from City of Greenwood Village staff, Greenwood Village Council Member Dr. Hilton, and Cherry Creek School Transportation Division staff.
For more information, please contact Jessica Stemley, Project Manager, Public Works at 303-708-6132 or by email.