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12-09-19 Supplemental Information - SMC PUDRhonda Coxon Sent: To: Cc: From:Thomas A Shumaker Jr <tasaia@me.com> Sunday, December 8,2019 4:08 PM council Julie Ann Woods; Brian McNellis Keep transit options open. Change is coming...soon. Dear Council, The thought is not to preclude the option of a jitney future (connections, bridge, etc.) in Town Center planning ln other words, we ought to consider how to incorporate automated (unmanned), solar powered, vehicles someday. They seem a good fit for connecting Base Village to the Center, if not the entire Snowmass Village. Of course happy "driver/ambassadors" would be preferable. Respectfully Su bmitted, -Jay Shumaker PS You may be interested in the progress of this sort of thing too https ://vo utu. be/kAQCJ cl N 1d0 Subject: 1 Scott Driscoll, foreground. logistics supervisor of student mail and the safety driver on a large golf cart sty with Nathan Chan, background, a graduate student at the Jacobs School of Engineering who oversees the : project of testing two driver-less vehicles, deliver mail to Warren College at the university. Although the car who takes over when needed. Photographed Novenrber 26,2019 in San Diego, California. (Howard Lipin/T 2 E r rrq- I / I Irfrr - ,l -l ti I 1 Nflf "*F.--" d.r$# LrC San Dicgo has bcguu using drivcrlcss vchiclcs to dclivcr thc mail to tlvo of its six rcsidcntial collegcs, arl cxpcrimcnt that's cxpccted to lcad to ferry.ing largc nurnbcrs of pcoplc around thc hugc, crortdcd carrUlus. Thc trvo carts canr safctl' drivcrs r,vho can intcn'enc if problcnx ar"ise, and usually a graduatc studcnt to monitor thc vchiclc's assortment of scnsors. But thc vchiclcs * like thosc bcing tcstcd at othcr universitics * arc mostly run by customizcd conrpntcr proglanrs. Thc cxperimctrtal projcct bcgau in Scptcmbcr and has bccn ramping up as thc univcrsitl"s Contcrtual Robotics Institute (Cru) has rcfincd holv thc carts operatc. "\'Vc'rc cxatnining holv you usc atttonotnous vchiclcs in an urban cnvironrnent lthcrc 1.ou fintl pcdcstrians, bicyclcs and othcr tlpcs of traffic," said Henrik Christcnscn, dircctor of CRI. "The carnpus has ahout 65,ooo studcnts. facultl'and rvorkcrs, so this is a pcrfcct trllacc to tcst the tcchnologi'." 3 SNOWMASS CENTER REDEVELOPMENT Observations and important questions re. the commercial area of the Town Center: 1. Very tight traffic flow Favored surface parking option creates perilous "Musical Chairs" rush to open spaces on Main Street. 2. Tree planters at crosswalks will block views of drivers backing into "anxious" traffic. 3. lntersections at west end are very close together and Alpine Bank egress requires Stop/Merge, Stop/Merge, Stop/Merge. 4. Potential fortraversing through garage as a "loop" (or race) to upper level. 5, Could merge on garage ramp into bright sunshine be safe? 6. Stark walls of the buildings press upon the proposed Main Street, and how to enforce clean, attractive, balconies? 7. Buildings block views. lsn't the architecture rather blunt? High wall of condominiums with shallow, randomly rurnished, balconies. 8. Aprons and sidewalks, way too narrow ls Main Street simply a narrow walled, assembly ot condos and tight sidewalks? 9. Bicycle storage? '10. Retail curb space for loading customer vehicles? 1 1. Easy access for delivery trucks to our various retail ouflets? 1 2. Provision for future e-bike, iitney, pedestrian connection to Base Village built into scheme? 13. Very high retaining wall at east end literally walls-off Woodbridge development. ls this adequate community enhancement per PUD approval? 14. Access trom Woodbridge condominiums to Town Center? 1 5. No service road, weak access tor big rigs, loading docks, ,ork lift operations, vs. p€destrians. Trash removal from the various retail businesses? 16. Weak, auto or shuttles connection to the rest of the resort particularly Base Village, but shuttles only to two selected points at Base Village. 1 7. Must che€k that snow storage doesn't block access to snow melt tiltration system, at lower Kearns Boad intersection. 18. Lower Kearns Road intersection must be improved. 19. Where do existing Town Center businesses fit into the plan? 20. tf planters at crosswalks are lowered ,or sarety backing out from parking spaces will trees, as rendered, survive? &r" l / 40 Year Town Genter Plan...details View from Building 68 to Mount Daly a-.w& Wlreels are shomr three feet from the strrb. Realtsttcally, bunrper overhangs would leave Just 6t6,, forpeople. I rll 0-\D Red Fla€: As desfulned there is not euoug room on Main Street. A reasotrable sidewalk must allow for clearances to muddybunpers and room forpatrons passing each other with ahoppiat carts. The ertstin6gGlark's apace, as planned, would be pinohed wlth no room to gtow. Tbe 8t-6' (6ten1 sidewalk isntt ..relaxed aud ftrn.tt A minimal ten foot sidewalk mig[t workbut one wonders about chalrs spflfiag into the walkrray, the deptb of protectlve overhead cover, and about 3[g rllsfgnse from food senrice to those lsolated tables. (lllustratlon lower reft) The conflict of wait staff (if any) and shopptng carts becrs a solutioa.L.t I orl L lrlo-o View from Clark's to Mount Daly Very namow sidewalk at Glarkts t ttl *ct/'- b 'y')a ?t c cst Most lrocery carts are unloaded into tbe rear of vehicles. But who wants to Bush a cart full of glroceries lnto andous two-way traIEc and dowa a busy street, with children? The option is to guide your full shopplngl cart over the strrb between cars Barked at an antle. Su€€estlon: Perbaps a new grocery/deU vyith generous solar collectors on the roof r-d above lts own 8arage... wider, ffiendlier, sldewalks and a safer, slimrner, Mqt'r Street with open ourb sl,ace mostly for public transit but also for customer loading, pick up, and drop off. llcr InCoor/ Outdoor Dctt tl 29 tb1- aI,t Respectfully submltted, Jay Shumaker, 12/6/2019 rru .) s a 3 i I ,t t\ II ) , rl :t ^J .4,1 40 Year Town Center Plan Dear Town Council, One imperative: Reduce the daily swarm of cars...any way possible! (Red and green lines are suggested jitney routes.) This is a good time to be thinking of the resort overall This less obtrusive Bridge directly to Town Center: 1. ls shorter, saves $$$.2. Terminates directly into the Center and also ends at the lower Viceroy kitchen/conference level, suggesting a commercial opportunity for the Viceroy. 3. Makes it easy to ski down to the Assay Hill lift making lunch stops on the bridge itself a relaxed and fun option, ...or cross to lunch and shop at a new grocery and deli.4. Doesn't hem-in views. Fleduces visual claustrophobia from the road.5. ls wide enough for jitneys, and bicycles, thus solves the shopping cart "scatter" typical of a pedestrian-only options. , Ttn orighal bidge location blocks views up the valby. (doeC rtotfqfio$, the BBUSH CREEK MASTER PLAN)----tPJ' ''/ tft. \b Biggest advantage: Jitneys go door to door L- a H &- ;}tr* $"rr'. , '!I f7 to Townu[e,Ul$ !r f,t ? Site Walk: The Council should walk down to the southeast corner of the Center property and look across to the Viceroy, then venture over there and look back toward the Center. A wide, level, bridge would be designed for happy jitneys and bicycles passing to and fro, for food carts, with benches facing the big views ...and NO CARS, NO SHUfiLES! Or ski across in Winter with a backpack, grocery shop, and return via the Assay Hill lift...European style. tlLr loortlm rfora b 6fy IOO Orval) 1rrrli, futlr Gantc' rnd rcrp*tr tb rlr[q vtc;r Pc thr slrurh &GI frrta Ilrn.n I might suggest two more Council stops: 1. The service street entry to Ajax Hardware where Matt's customers stop and load their pickups. And where Matt must unload his deliveries. 2. The east end of the Center site overlooking the Woodbridge condos. it a a '] rli llllil l t Matt Pine's hardware store entry and big rig unloading and after-sale customer loading area. Matt has no dock, no fork lift, no curb space, no weather protection, no secure storage. But his is already a very popular community service and he's soldiering on. Proposed bridge terminus at the lower Viceroy. Note the utility shed in each photo. )*-yr** .) t i 1 I I --r tfr** I n ',.- J / i.+{ { TI YL# L--- lmagine a similar setting to this on the proposed bridge. Jitney lanes (Summer) or ski trail to new bridge Any revisions should pass through the Planning Commission. Alyssa needn't recuse herself in the consideration of a new bridge connection concept because this is a resort wide enhancement. Nor must any resident of the Woodbridge. We all are neighbors of the Town Center. Respectf u lly Subm itted, -Jay Shumaker 12101t2019 i"e u ) a ,.*&*^u sq' 'r|| B?/ r 2r2013 CIRCLE ONE CHOICE Add comments if U wish Pedestrian Bridge or Aerial gondola Between Base Village and the New proposed Snowmass Town Center As part of the land use approval for the new Snowmass Town Center a new connection needs to be built connecting Snowmass Town Center with Snowrnass Base Village WHAT DO U PREFER? Carrying Groceries on aerial Circle ONE Aerial connection Pedestrian Bridge NAME EMAIL ADDRESS Carrying Groceries on bridge Street or PO Box City State Zip Code This survey distributed by Water Babies swimming est.1976, LLC. 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