What are the 10 project objectives?
  1. Community-Based Planning: An inclusive process focused on limiting vehicle trips to decrease downtown congestion.

  2. Transportation Capacity: Meets future traffic capacity needs, but keeps vehicle trips to the level in 1994.

  3. Safety: Addresses concerns like pedestrian safety and higher-than-average accident rates through the S-Curves. 

  4. Environmentally Sound Alternative: Minimizes and mitigates adverse impacts. 

  5. Community Acceptability: Fits the character of the community and is aesthetically acceptable to the public.

  6. Financial Limitations: Realistic current and expected funding levels and programs. 

  7. Clean Air Act Requirements: Limits vehicle trips to manage air quality in accordance with local and national goals.

  8. Emergency Access: Provides an alternative route over Castle Creek for emergency vehicles to access incidents inside and outside of downtown. 

  9. Livable Communities: Keeps within the small town character and scale of the Aspen community, which enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors.

  10. Phasing: Provides phasing so future transit options can be accomplished.

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1. What are the past key dates for the Entrance to Aspen?
2. What are the 10 project objectives?
3. Who were the project planning partners?
4. What was the expected useful life of the Castle Creek Bridge when it was built?
5. How were the 10 objectives created?
6. What was the expected useful life of the Castle Creek Bridge when it was built?
7. Why hasn't the Preferred Alternative been implemented if it was created in 1998?
8. Is the Record of Decision and Preferred Alternative still valid?