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Item 3 - CAMP Update_Stephen Clark emails and attachmentsFrom:Stephen Clark To:landmarksboard; Eric Budd; William Jellick; Ronnie Pelusio; Fran Sheets; Deborah Yin; Opansky, Holly Subject:Chautauqua Access Management Plan Neighborhood Petition - 56 concerned signees Date:Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:54:16 AM Attachments:CAMP Signatures 1-56.pdf Hello, In preparation of CAMP's Park to Park Dec 6th meeting, please be informed of a circulating Neighborhood Petition. The goal of the Petition is to show our aligned concerns regarding the Program's bus route on 9th Street. The concerns are outlined in the Petition, with a condensed version below; - Extremely Low ridership on the leg along 9th Street (run the Stats and it ends up around 3 people per bus on average for the Downtown to Chautauqua route) - Intrusive noise levels. They were noisy enough that households a full block off of the route are signing a Petition. - A neighborhood transitioned into a mass transit route overnight. Although the Petition is presently accruing signatures, I would like to share the efforts to date. Take note, the signees are along 9th, as well as in the neighboring streets. Thank you for your time. Stephen Clark From:Stephen Clark To:landmarksboard Cc:Opansky, Holly Subject:CAMP average ridership math follow up Date:Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:15:16 PM Attachments:camp inbound 2.76 average rider math.pdf ParktoPark Shuttle Ridership 2017.xlsx Landmark and CAMP buses.pdf Hello Members of the Landmark Committee, Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening with regards to the CAMP program. I've attached a copy of my speech/letter to this email as well (Landmark and CAMP buses). As a follow up to Bill Jellick's inquiry with Bill Cowern, below is a breakdown of the mathematics used in my presentation. I feel it fair to question the efficacy of the program's transit route as it delivered a heavy environmental impact to our historic neighborhood, all while benefiting fewer than 3 riders per bus. Keep in mind, I'm not alone. Our petition resonates this same feeling and represents a majority of homes in our historic area and carries over 56 signatures to date. The values were obtained from CAMP's provided Ridership Statistic Sheet (attached). I wish to be as transparent as possible, so feel free to double check my work or even send it to CAMP for verification. Inbound from downtown to Chautauqua = 2.76 Ave riders For an easy to follow illustrated visual of this math see attachment: CAMP INBOUND 2.76 AVERAGE RIDER MATH 3585 Total Boardings w/ Jul 4th included 27 Total days of operation 48 Total buses per day in a 12 hour span, every 15 minutes 1296 Total inbound buses for the entire program (48*27) 3585 boardings/ 1296 buses = 2.76 ave riders/bus Note: I stand corrected on the value I provided earlier, which was 2.4 ave riders. With all that side, there should be deep concern considering 1/3 of the entire Park to Park program transported fewer than 3 people per bus. Outbound from Chautauqua to all locations The data shows 3089 riders never returned. For this reason I'm unable to properly calculate the outbound ridership to downtown as it would net a negative value. One can loosely conclude the returning ridership to downtown was somewhere between 0-2.76 ave people. 13010 inbound - 9921 outbound = 3089 missing riders The following values represent the total number of riders headed to Chautauqua 2368 Total CU Regent inbound 7141 Total New Vista inbound 303 Total 9th & College inbound 1596 Total Pearl and 10th inbound 779 Total Walnut & 14th inbound 823 Total Spruce & Broadway inbound 13010 Sub Total of all inbound -9921 Total outbound boardings (Baseline and 10th), this represents the total # of riders leaving Chautauqua Feel free to check my math with the provided CAMP Shuttle Ridership Statistics spreadsheet (attached) as I am human and do make errors. Thank you for this time and consideration. Sincerely, Stephen Clark CAMP and the Preservation of our Neighborhood December 6, 2017 Hello Members of the Landmark Committee and CAMP, Equally important to preserving individual buildings, neighborhoods, and public space, is the preservation of the environment in which all of these reside. Members of the Landmark Committee and CAMP I urge you to consider the following points regarding the environmental impacts the Park to Park Pilot Program had on one of Boulders older neighborhoods along 9th Street between College and Baseline. Noise Complaints then and now Provided to City Council, TAB, and possibly even to you this evening, one of the first presentation slides outlines the creation of the CAMP program. One of the initial complaints was bus noise. Fast forward a few years and one of the top complaints to the Pilot Program again was bus noise. 27 days & 2600 buses The decreased traffic counts within Chautauqua’s walls came at a heavy price to the neighborhoods. Along the route, every home endured a bus pass by no fewer than 2600 times during the programs operation. Extending the program into major holiday will only increase this frequency and further degrade the cherished weekend time that we enjoy. (27 days of operation, 12 hours /day, 4 buses each way/hour). On a side note, the overall traffic counts in 2017 increased when compared to 2016. So, did the buses truly help offset the environmental impact of travelers to Chautauqua? Where did all the riders go? Equally surprising to the large ridership along Baseline, is the surprisingly low ridership along the downtown leg via 9th Street, which averaged 2.4 riders/ bus. Is this a wise use of resources considering passenger vehicles visiting the park have a equal or higher ridership? The above points are just a few reasons of concern regarding the Pilot Program’s impact on our neighborhood’s environment. I kindly urge the Landmark Committee, and CAMP, to consider these impacts while creating recommendations that will slow, or even reverse, the environmental degradation of one of Boulder’s oldest neighborhoods. Sincerely, Stephen Clark 942 9th Street 520-820-2771