City of Aspen engineering

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Winter cyclists and pedestrians may soon have a wider sidewalk over Castle Creek Bridge as the City of Aspen tries out a snowy version of this past summer’s “living lab.”

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The “Living Lab” project that widened Castle Creek bridge for pedestrians and cyclists is being removed today and tomorrow.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Summer in downtown Aspen is bright with colorful flowers and green parks, and many of those spaces are also working hard to clean up runoff from storms before it hits the river.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Barbara Platts present a compilation of the week’s news.

Courtesy City of Aspen

The city of Aspen engineering department is taking to heart citizens comments about getting around town on foot and on bike.

Prockter Open Space will be getting some updates this fall, and the City of Aspen is looking for public input today.

Traffic counters parked for local projects

Jul 12, 2016
Aspen Public Radio News

Two traffic counts for separate government projects have been measuring activity in and out of Aspen at peak drive times to gather data for local management plans.

Troy Tyler sits in the back of his pickup at the intersection at 8th and Smuggler in the West End, watching the long line of cars and trucks headed out of town. He pushes a button on handheld machine indicating the behavior of each car, biker, or pedestrian, and he does this hundreds of times over two hours.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The source of the sewage stench wafting up from storm sewers in downtown Aspen has been identified.

Aspen officials zero in on source of foul odors

Aspen’s sewage leak lasted for more than a month

And in Snowmass, voters are being asked to buck up for a new sewage plant.

Elise Thatcher

A sewage leak in Aspen lasted for at least five weeks. Those and other details are coming to light as authorities continue to investigate what happened in the basement of expensive condos next to the Aspen Mountain gondola.

The inhabitants of Aspen will get a break from the sounds of back-up beeps and jackhammers a week early during this high season.

Beginning today, no construction is allowed in the Aspen Core as the city prepares for its most lucrative weeks of the year.

The city’s ban of outside construction usually begins on Christmas and goes through New Year’s. But the rules were changed this year.