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Efforts underway in Aspen to increase downtown pedestrian safety

Jun 24, 2015

Aspen City Engineer Trish Aragon stands next to a new "bulb out" street design. It's meant to slow traffic and increase pedestrian and bike safety at a busy intersection.
Credit Marci Krivonen

In Aspen’s busy summer season, about 1500 vehicles move through downtown intersections each day. To make streets safer, city council made it a priority, creating the “Rethink the Streets” program. It includes a temporary project at the corner of Galena and Hopkins. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen met City Engineer Trish Aragon there. Here's their interview:

Trish Aragon is City Engineer in Aspen. The city is holding an ice cream chat to take feedback on the downtown street project Wednesday afternoon, starting at 4 pm outside of city hall.