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Where Do You Live?

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What is the CAMP and Why Are
We
Developing
It?
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Chautauqua is a very popular destination in the City of Boulder. Increased
Chautauqua visitation over the past decade has created challenges. These include
limited parking and opportunities for access to Chautauqua using other modes of
transportation. This in turn has resulted in impacts to visitors and to people living in
the general vicinity, both in the leasehold area and in the surrounding
neighborhoods.

What is CAMP?
The CAMP is intended to be a tailored access management strategy to balance the access
of the variety of users and modes while also maintaining the natural, built and historic
environments.
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Why a CAMP?

The city and the Colorado Chautauqua Association began collecting data and developing
potential pilot programs for the development of a CAMP in 2011.

• The lease between the City of Boulder and the CCA was renegotiated in 2015.
• New language in the “Access and Parking Management” section of the lease stipulates the
development of a Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP).

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What Guides Us?

The following Guiding Principles are from the recently renegotiated
lease between the city and the Colorado Chautauqua Association:

• Chautauqua is a unique shared resource requiring unique
solutions.
• Chautauqua is a National Historic Landmark.
• The needs of all stakeholders, including the Association,
cottage owners, park users, open space users, and neighbors
should be considered.
• A mix of uses must be accommodated.
• Traffic circulation should be minimized in the interests of
pedestrian safety and user experience.
• During peak periods, the parking needs of the users in the
historic core should be prioritized, but not exclusive.
• A seasonal transportation demand management (TDM) plan
for employees should be implemented.
• The right of public access should not be restricted except for
good cause with such restrictions minimized as appropriate.
• The interests of the surrounding neighbors should be
addressed.
• Any plan should be flexible to address changing circumstances.

• Access management should be consistent with the Guiding
Principles for Place Management and Fiscal Sustainability.
• Consistent with the City’s climate commitment and
sustainability and resiliency goals, any plan should support public
transit, alternative modes of transportation, a reduction in
vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and a reduction in visits in single
occupant vehicles.

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What Existing Plans and Policies Will
Inform the CAMP?
Access Management &
Parking Strategies
AMPS Guiding Principles

Transportation Master
Plan (TMP)

- Provide for all transportation modes
- Support a diversity of people
- Customize tools by area
- Seek solutions with co-benefits
- Plan for present and future
- Cultivate partnerships

City of Boulder
Climate Commitment

Chautauqua
Collaborative
Stewardship
Framework

Open Space &
Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Visitor Master Plan
OSMP
West Trail Study
Area Plan

HOP Transit Study

Renegotiated
Chautauqua Lease

Chautauqua Access
Management Plan

(CAMP)
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What Potential Strategies Will
the CAMP Explore?

The CAMP will explore ways to manage existing demand for transportation access including
parking to the Chautauqua area in ways that minimize impacts to visitor experience, natural and
cultural resources, and surrounding neighbors. The plan will also be flexible to deal with potential
future demand.
The CAMP will not explore limiting public access
to the area.

City Council has directed staff to consider the
following options:
• Managed parking in the leasehold and/or in surrounding
neighborhoods;
• Paid parking in some areas;
• Feasible enhancements to other modes of access such as transit

Staff also plans to explore real-time parking
information, ridesharing, incentives, and other
Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
techniques for both visitors and employees to
balance all modes of access to this special place.

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What Prior Work Have We Done?

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The City of Boulder and Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) have been
studying access to Chautauqua and visitation characteristics for over a decade.

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Past City of Boulder and CCA data collection
included:

• A user intercept survey.
• Parking studies of Chautauqua and its surrounding
neighborhoods in 2005, 2010, and 2012.

2012 Parking Study Methodology
A parking utilization and duration study (see table below) was performed on three
different event days with high attendance .
2012 Chautauqua Parking Study: Data Collection Schedule
Count Date

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Weekend

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Event

CMF

Auditorium
Event

6/13/2012
7/7/2012

Rehearsal

Concert

7/16/2012

Rehearsal

Concert

Past Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
data collection included:

• Chautauqua visitor surveys collected data such as age,
residency, transportation modes, reasons for visiting OSMP, and
number of visitors and dogs in a group (OSMP-wide: 2004 to 2005
and 2010 to 2011).
• Visitation counts (OSMP-wide: 2004 to 2005; Chautauqua areas
only: 2015).
-The Chautauqua study area includes the Chautauqua Meadow and
Enchanted Mesa sub-areas.
Chautauqua Meadow sub-area
visitation monitor station locations.

Enchanted Mesa sub-area

visitation monitor station locations.

To facilitate comparison with prior studies and peak use a variety of days throughout
the summer were chosen. Over these three days, photo survey data and License Plate
Recognition (LPR) data were collected every hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Photo Survey
LPR Data Collection Area
Locations

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What Do We Know?

There were several key findings from the Chautauqua Parking Analysis
Study and the Chautauqua Study Area Visitation Monitoring Report.

Key Findings from Chautauqua Parking Analysis
Study (2013) and User Intercept Survey (2013):

Use of Chautauqua area

• Peak use is seasonal (summer)
• As expected, nighttime peak for the auditorium
• The site experiences its greates use in the afternoon
• Chautauqua Core Area and Dining Hall have steady use
in all time periods
• Approximately half 53% of people were heading for
open space with the peak occurring in the afternoon
• Chautauqua Green has steady use in the morning and
afternoon but drops off in the evening

Chautauqua Area Parking Demand



80% of Chautauqua visitors arrive by car
Carpooling: average of 2.7 passengers per vehicle
Parking supply adequate for demand most of the year
Parking demand exceeds supply during summer months
-Supply is 478 Spaces in Chautauqua Area
-Summer demand is >700 spaces during peak visitation

Key Findings from OSMP Chautauqua Study
Area Visitation Monitoring Report (2015):
• Visitation to OSMP trails was
consistently higher on weekend days
compared to weekdays
• Total daily OSMP visits ranged from
188 to 5,126 (average 2,570)

OSMP Visitation Estimates at Chautauqua
Month
2004 Visits
2015 Visits
August
42,000
103,905
September
36,000
81,270
October
35,000
74,125
November
19,000
54,244
Total
132,000
313,544
Note: Counts collected from 8-1 to 11-30 in 2004 and 2015.

Overflow parking impacts (during peak summer months)
• Chautauqua core (cottage) area
• Surrounding neighborhood
• Parking on South side of Baseline Road

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What Data Do We Plan to Collect?

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The summer of 2016, the City of Boulder and Colorado Chautauqua
Association (CCA) have plans to collect additional parking and visitation data.

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Data Collection Methods Include:
• User intercept survey to understand more about the people arriving at
Chautauqua, why they are there, and where they are coming from.
• New parking utilization and duration data collected within the historic
district and in the neighborhood to the north and east of the leasehold.
• Speed and volume data collected on key roadways in the historic district
and in the surrounding neighborhood.

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*The City Council has asked OSMP to address visitor use throughout the
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Proposed 2016 Data Collection Methodology

CAMP: Past and Proposed Study Area(s)
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• Coordination with OSMP on a systemwide visitor
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demographics at Chautauqua.*

Boulder Bcycle Trips
Collision Reports
Crosswalk Compliance
Parking Violations

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September 2016

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What is our Planning Process and Timeline?

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Project
Planning

Data
Collection

Data
Analysis

Draft
Strategies

Confirm
Pilot
Strategies

Pilot
Project &
Analysis

Refine &
Finalize
Plan

Spring
2016

Summer
2016

Fall
2016

Winter
2016/17

Spring
2017

Summer
2017

Fall/Winter
2017

PROJECT
PHASES

BOARDS &
CITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS
KEY PUBLIC
ENGAGEMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

ongoing outreach and engagement

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How Can You Engage in the
Creation of the CAMP?

Staff is considering the following communication tools to foster ongoing
outreach and engagement throughout the project:
• Email newsletters through the city and Colorado
Chautauqua Association
• Press releases
• Postcards
• Social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor
• Flyers around town
• Signs around Chautauqua
• Presentations to city boards and city council, and
• A community working group to gather periodic input.

Let us know what you think!
Do you like some tools more than others? Do you have other techniques
you’d like staff to consider? If you have suggestions please take a sticky note
and attach it in the space below!

Write or attach comments here!

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Who’s Interested in Access to the
Chautauqua Area?

In order to foster robust public engagement, staff has identified the following key groups. Please let
us know who else we should reach out to!
• Colorado Chautauqua Association - lodging guests, program
attendees, venue renters, employees, service providers, meeting
attendees, etc.

• Broader Boulder Community - residents, employees, employers, etc.

• Chautauqua Dining Hall - customers, employees, deliveries, etc.

• Others we missed? (Please list below)

• Other visitors from outside Boulder County and Colorado

• Colorado Music Festival - musicians, program attendees, etc.
• Chautauqua Cottage Owners - year-round and part-time residents,
guests, service providers, etc.
• OSMP Ranger Cottage - visitors, rangers, etc.
• Open Space users - hikers, school groups, volunteers, etc.
• Parks and Recreation - park users, dog walkers, summer camps, etc.
• Neighbors/Neighborhoods – north and south of Baseline, east of
Chautauqua, guests, etc.
• University Hill Neighbors & Neighborhood Association (UHNA)
• University of Colorado - community, students, families, etc.

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