In the fall of 2015, City Council received a petition with more than 500 signatures calling for the City to address pedestrian and bicycle issues along the Parkwood Avenue/The Plaza corridor. In response to this petition, Council's Transportation and Planning Committee requested a study be completed by CDOT. This project is moving forward as a result of this transportation study that CDOT conducted in 2016 for the Parkwood Avenue/The Plaza arterial corridor study.
The boundaries of the project are along Parkwood Avenue from the eastern leg of North Davidson Street to The Plaza. This project includes work between the existing curb lines that proposes new pavement markings that will create buffered bike lanes along the entire project area. Additional improvements will include new traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and median modifications.