A key component of a livable city is the knowledge and ability to walk or bike between major community hubs. Through a collaboration with Bike Colorado Springs (a program of the Trails and Open Space Coalition) and Age Friendly Colorado Springs (a program of Innovations in Aging Collaborative), it is now easier to learn about the major trails and paths in Southeast Colorado Springs.
Innovations in Aging and Bike COS worked together to create large-format vinyl maps that show the physical relationship between key points of interests and places of value. We included the on-street bicycle infrastructure (bike lanes) and the off-street urban trail system, both paved and unpaved sections, on the map to encourage placemaking in the region. Additionally, we incorporated the zip code boundaries on the map to show the relationship of those across the region of Colorado Springs and Southeast Colorado Springs proper (80910/80916).
These placemaking maps will be a great resource for many organizations in Southeast Colorado Springs. Local organizations can use the maps for community meetings, planning, and bike and pedestrian trip developments.