Garfield County, the City of Rifle, Pitkin County, Snowmass Village and the
City of Aspen have joined forces to update the Local and Regional Travel
Patterns Study completed in 1998. The purpose of the study is to give
local officials in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys a more detail
on the how, why, and when residents and tourists are moving within the
region, gauge progress toward local and regional transportation goals,
and inform future investments in transportation infrastructure.
1998 study has been incredibly useful to the region," said Randy Russell,
Garfield Countyís Long Range Planner and the manger of the update effort.
Travel Patterns Study helped us understand how connected we really are as a
region. For instance, in 1998, only 39% of workers in the Parachute to
Aspen Region lived and worked in the same town. We used the study as
evidence before the PUC to argue for local calling in Garfield County, which
we got approved last year. We also learned that 14% of all trips in
the Highway 82 corridor are on transit. Thatís higher than any other
region in the state! Given the demographic shifts and the completion
of several transportation improvements in our region, the update effort is
The study was conducted by the same team that worked on the 1998 study, RRC
Associates, Charlier Associates
and Healthy Mountain Communities.
An electronic version of
Local and Regional Travel Patterns Study is available below.
Garfield County Long Range Planner, 876-2093
Colin Laird, Healthy Mountain
Released April 12, 2005
Call 963-5502 for a free hard copy
(a limited number of free copies are available)
Full Report (PDF -112 pages, 942kb)
PowerPoint Summary (PDF, 1.3 mb)
Appendices (coming soon)
- Survey forms