The concept for Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street is to create a destination street connecting the new U.S. Olympic Museum to southwest Colorado Springs. The goal is to accommodate pedestrians in a comfortable, connected and engaging manner.
Sierra Madre will host dedicated bike lanes, wide sidewalks with seating, and large street trees where none existed. The flexible street design along Vermijo creates place for daily use and can easily be closed to host large-scale events and celebrations. Parking and vehicular lanes have been reduced on Vermijo and realigned to accommodate a wide, tightly amenitized pedestrian realm.