Future 42 Public Engagement

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**The engagement period has been extended until April 15, 2022**

The City of Lafayette and the City of Louisville invite residents and commuters to share their feedback on the Future of State Highway 42 during Phase 2 of the Future 42 Project.

In May 2021, over 100 members of our communities shared their thoughts on the future of Highway 42 Corridor (also known as 95th Street or Courtesy Road) in Lafayette and Louisville for people who walk, wheel, ride transit, or drive.

Residents and commuters may now offer feedback on the three alternatives that have been developed for each intersection along the Highway 42 Corridor. Residents and commuters will have the opportunity to evaluate each alternative indicating what elements they prefer.

Although this project was conceived prior to the devastating effects of the Marshall Fire, planning for the future is now more important than ever. As Louisville seeks state and federal funding to help with the rebuilding of the city, it’s essential that plans consider both the current and future needs of residents and commuters as we invest in our transportation infrastructure to ensure public safety and mobility.

Gathering feedback from both Lafayette and Louisville residents and commuters helps us meet their needs and we are grateful to everyone who takes the time to share their feedback.

Mayor JD Mangat, City of Lafayette

Mayor Ashley Stolzmann, City of Louisville

Welcome! Do you live, work, or play along the State Highway 42 corridor? Do you have some ideas for the future of this critical connection? You're in the right place. The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are working together to envision the future of State Highway 42 (also known as 95th Street, CO-42, or Courtesy Road) for people who walk, bike, ride transit, or drive. We want to hear from you about your experiences and ideas for the future of this important corridor.

Please be sure to subscribe to project updates to be the first to know about upcoming events and project updates.

Future 42 Corridor Study Area


Drop In Event (2022)

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Louisville Recreation & Senior Center, 900 Via Appia

Speak to the Project Team and complete a paper survey.

Paper Survey (2022)

You can collect a paper copy of the survey at City Hall (749 Main Street). Paper surveys are due back to City Hall (box between the glass doors) by April 15. Or complete the Online Survey.

Community Workshop #2 (2022)

Online Workshop - February 14 - April 15, 2022

This virtual workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for community members to offer feedback on the three alternatives that have been developed for each intersection along the Highway 42 Corridor. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate each alternative indicating what elements they connect with and which ones they dislike. All feedback will be used to guide the planning team's selection of a recommended alternative.

  1. Online Q and A Event - February 24, 2022 5-7 PM - During the live event the community will have the opportunity to interact with the project team and ask questions.
  2. Online Survey - a survey gives an opportunity to give feedback on each intersections alternatives (Closes April 15)
  3. Drop a Line - Post general questions for the planning team about the corridor or the planning/design process.

Click here to see the summary of what we heard during Community Workshop #2.

Community Workshop #1 (2021)

Online Workshop - May 17-31, 2021

Thank you to the 100+ community members who participated in the Future 42 online workshop. This was the first opportunity for the community to share their thoughts about the corridor. The 2 week workshop was designed to give the community an opportunity to answer questions and provide feedback on how they use the corridor, what do they like/dislike about the corridor, and their vision for the future of the corridor.

There were multiple ways to share thoughts voice during the online workshop including:

  1. Live Q & A Event - May 19, 2021 - Thank you to those who joined the live Q & A Event on May 19. During the live event the community was able to have the opportunity to interact with the project team and ask questions. Spanish interpretation was provided.
  2. Survey (This survey is now closed) – Brief survey on your experiences, perceptions and priorities for the corridor.
  3. Corridor Map (This survey is now closed) – Place pins on the map of the corridor to share what you like, dislike, and ideas for the future of the corridor or explore the map and see what others in the community think about the corridor. (This survey is closed)
  4. Drop a line – Post general questions for the planning team about the corridor or the planning/design process.

Click here to see the summary of what we heard during Community Workshop #1.

**The engagement period has been extended until April 15, 2022**

The City of Lafayette and the City of Louisville invite residents and commuters to share their feedback on the Future of State Highway 42 during Phase 2 of the Future 42 Project.

In May 2021, over 100 members of our communities shared their thoughts on the future of Highway 42 Corridor (also known as 95th Street or Courtesy Road) in Lafayette and Louisville for people who walk, wheel, ride transit, or drive.

Residents and commuters may now offer feedback on the three alternatives that have been developed for each intersection along the Highway 42 Corridor. Residents and commuters will have the opportunity to evaluate each alternative indicating what elements they prefer.

Although this project was conceived prior to the devastating effects of the Marshall Fire, planning for the future is now more important than ever. As Louisville seeks state and federal funding to help with the rebuilding of the city, it’s essential that plans consider both the current and future needs of residents and commuters as we invest in our transportation infrastructure to ensure public safety and mobility.

Gathering feedback from both Lafayette and Louisville residents and commuters helps us meet their needs and we are grateful to everyone who takes the time to share their feedback.

Mayor JD Mangat, City of Lafayette

Mayor Ashley Stolzmann, City of Louisville

Welcome! Do you live, work, or play along the State Highway 42 corridor? Do you have some ideas for the future of this critical connection? You're in the right place. The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are working together to envision the future of State Highway 42 (also known as 95th Street, CO-42, or Courtesy Road) for people who walk, bike, ride transit, or drive. We want to hear from you about your experiences and ideas for the future of this important corridor.

Please be sure to subscribe to project updates to be the first to know about upcoming events and project updates.

Future 42 Corridor Study Area


Drop In Event (2022)

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Louisville Recreation & Senior Center, 900 Via Appia

Speak to the Project Team and complete a paper survey.

Paper Survey (2022)

You can collect a paper copy of the survey at City Hall (749 Main Street). Paper surveys are due back to City Hall (box between the glass doors) by April 15. Or complete the Online Survey.

Community Workshop #2 (2022)

Online Workshop - February 14 - April 15, 2022

This virtual workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for community members to offer feedback on the three alternatives that have been developed for each intersection along the Highway 42 Corridor. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate each alternative indicating what elements they connect with and which ones they dislike. All feedback will be used to guide the planning team's selection of a recommended alternative.

  1. Online Q and A Event - February 24, 2022 5-7 PM - During the live event the community will have the opportunity to interact with the project team and ask questions.
  2. Online Survey - a survey gives an opportunity to give feedback on each intersections alternatives (Closes April 15)
  3. Drop a Line - Post general questions for the planning team about the corridor or the planning/design process.

Click here to see the summary of what we heard during Community Workshop #2.

Community Workshop #1 (2021)

Online Workshop - May 17-31, 2021

Thank you to the 100+ community members who participated in the Future 42 online workshop. This was the first opportunity for the community to share their thoughts about the corridor. The 2 week workshop was designed to give the community an opportunity to answer questions and provide feedback on how they use the corridor, what do they like/dislike about the corridor, and their vision for the future of the corridor.

There were multiple ways to share thoughts voice during the online workshop including:

  1. Live Q & A Event - May 19, 2021 - Thank you to those who joined the live Q & A Event on May 19. During the live event the community was able to have the opportunity to interact with the project team and ask questions. Spanish interpretation was provided.
  2. Survey (This survey is now closed) – Brief survey on your experiences, perceptions and priorities for the corridor.
  3. Corridor Map (This survey is now closed) – Place pins on the map of the corridor to share what you like, dislike, and ideas for the future of the corridor or explore the map and see what others in the community think about the corridor. (This survey is closed)
  4. Drop a line – Post general questions for the planning team about the corridor or the planning/design process.

Click here to see the summary of what we heard during Community Workshop #1.

  • Understanding the Alternative Designs

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    As part of the Future 42 project, three alternatives where proposed for each intersection in the study area. Each of these alternatives uses different infrastructure solutions to create safer Protected Intersection Protected Intersection intersections for all users. Alternative 1: Consist of 1 vehicle lane in each direction with a turn lane in the center, and a vegetated buffer along the curb to protect the bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks. At the intersections Alternative 1 uses a protected intersection design. Protected intersections provide raised corners to protect waiting pedestrians, no right turn on red lights, bike lanes, crosswalks set back from travel lanes and separate bike signals. Alternative 2: includes four travel lanes, two in each direction, a vegetated median, bike lanes, and sidewalks separated from the street by a vegetated buffer. At intersections Alternative 2 uses a traditional intersection design. Alternative 3: includes two travel lanes bordered by a vegetated buffer, a 2-way bikeway is provided along one side of the road and sidewalks on both sides of the street.



    In order to decide on the best solution for Co- 42 each alternative was scored based on four factors. 1. Safety: this was measured by modeling whether speeding would increase when no traffic is present and anticipated reduction in crashes at the intersections. 2. Comfort of the corridor for walking and biking: measured by generating a Streetscore+ value for both walking and biking. Streetscore+ uses 1-4 scoring system with a score of 1 being safe and comfortable for the widest range of people and a score of 4 being uncomfortable for all but the confident of cyclists and pedestrians.


    Streetscore+ scoring system

    3. Efficient motor vehicle travel: this was calculated by using Intersection Level of Service (LOS), a system that scores intersections on a scale of A-F, with A allowing for free flow of vehicles and F causing traffic to exceed the capacity of the intersection. In addition to LOS, corridor travel time was calculated . 4. Future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): this was calculated in order to determine the capacity for BRT accommodations, the planning team looked at which intersections could accommodate queue jump lanes for future bus service.


    Scoring the Corridor

    Change in Average Speeds

    All three alternatives change the speed at which vehicles could navigate the corridor. Alternative 1, would generate slower speeds along 3% of the corridor. Alternative 2, would cause faster speeds through 27% of the corridor and slower speed for only 3%. Alternative 3. would cause traffic to slow along 36% of the corridor.


    Change in Speed

    Crash Reduction

    All three alternatives would reduce crashes along the corridor. Alternative 1 would lead to 18 fewer crashes, Alternative 2, would see 23 fewer crashes, and Alternative 3, would lead to the largest reduction, with 36 fewer crashes.

    Crash Reduction

    Bicycle and Walking Comfort

    Using Streetscore+ the bicycle and walking comfort was calculated for each of the three alternatives. Alternatives 1 and 3 score the highest for bike comfort with the protected bike facilities receiving a score of 1. Biking comfort for alternative 3 scores a 4. This lower score is due to the lack of vertical buffer or protection along the bike lane. Pedestrian comfort scored a 2 across all three alternatives.

    Intersection Level of Service (LOS)

    Each of the three alternatives' LOS was measured and compared to current LOS. Two LOS values where calculated, one representing a morning trip and one representing an evening trip.


    Alternatives with there LOS Scores




    AM and PM Peak Travel Time

    Projected travel time in the morning and evening was measured for each of the three alternatives. Alternatives 1 and 3 showed delays caused by right turning vehicles at South Boulder Road, and Alternative 2 showed marginal improvements in travel time.


    Peak Travel Times


    Intersections That Could Accommodate Transit Queue Jump Lanes

    All three alternatives have intersections that could accommodate queue jump lanes for future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the corridor. Alternatives 1 and 2 have six intersections that could support queue jump lanes, and Alternative 3 has five intersections that could support queue jump lanes.


    Intersections that Can Support Future BRT


    Scoring the Alternatives

    Once all four factors, (safety, comfort for walking and biking, efficient motor vehicle travel, and ability to accommodate future BRT) where modeled, scores for each alternative where complied allowing for a comprehensive view of how et traveling along CO-42 could change with each alternative.


    Alternatives scored by Measure of Effectiveness (MOE)






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