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Public Invited To Give Input On Aspen City Projects At 'Feedback Forum'

Nov 27, 2019

The City of Aspen seeks feedback on four projects.
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The City of Aspen hosts a “Feedback Forum” next week, where officials are hoping to get public input on four different city projects. The open meetings will be held on Dec. 4 at the Limelight hotel in Aspen.

Officials will be looking for opinions on development plans for Galena Plaza, including a poll on three proposed designs for the area. They will also be taking suggestions for improvements to the Paepcke transit hub along Main Street and Garmisch Street.

Wednesday’s meetings will also provide a platform for residents to share thoughts on small cell infrastructure. The new cell service technology is being rolled out nationwide. A host of federal and state mandates have left the city with reduced input on how that will be done, but officials hope to have some input in the design and placement of new transmitters. The public will be able to share preferences for the appearance and location of those transmitters, which will be contained in lampposts.

The feedback forum will also include a discussion on bringing dockless mobility to Aspen. The term describes electric scooters and bikes that can be rented for a short time and left anywhere. Those modes of transport, often rented at low cost through a mobile app, are seen by some as a cheap and convenient way to get around cities, but they have also drawn criticism for creating traffic dangers and leaving a mess when they are left on sidewalks.

The meetings will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.