About the Study
Havana Street is an important commercial, residential and commuter corridor that connects corridor residents and businesses to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. The Havana Street Corridor Study is responding to a heightened awareness of safety and mobility for all users along busy corridors, including planning for cars, pedestrians, bicycles and buses. The study is an opportunity to create a vision and plan that recognizes the diverse needs of Aurora's residents, business owners, visitors and traveling public. The study will result in a final corridor vision, goals, corridor brand enhancements, land use framework and recommended transportation improvements.
Planning Area Boundaries
We envision a future Havana Street corridor that is:
- Pedestrian and bicycle friendly, but also efficient for other modes of travel;
- Safe for all travelers;
- A diverse cultural hub;
- Represents and promotes the needs of existing and future economic development and the community;
- Maintains distinct characteristics of corridor subareas; and
- Activated by arts and entertainment elements.
Investing in safety and comfort for all modes of travel is central to achieving these goals.
- Stressful pedestrian conditions
- Inconsistent sidewalk widths and minimal separation from vehicle traffic
- Dangerous, pedestrians crashes account for approximately 2% of total crashes, but 50% were fatal or resulted in injury.
- Key connections to shared use paths along the corridor
- 2-8 lanes wide, 30 to 45 mph
- 9,900 Daily Vehicles (North of Colfax)
- 47,700 Daily Vehicles (At Iliff Avenue)
- 7,500 crashes (2012-2019)
- Increased Development = More Traffic
The roadway within the study area varies widely in function and use. The solution is not one size fits all.