Cemetery Lane Trail
This project provided a safe, user friendly, and aesthetically pleasing multi-use path through the Cemetery Lane corridor in Aspen. Otak’s combined services over the entire phased project included a Design Concept Report for the corridor that evaluated the cost and expected impacts of various path alignments, structure types and locations, and traffic calming features; the design of a multi-use path that connected the AABC Trail with the Rio Grande Trail in the City of Aspen; design of a 550-ft. long pedestrian bridge to carry the trail through the most difficult segment; and a 150-ft. span pedestrian bridge over the Roaring Fork River in Henry Stein Park.
The project was holistically designed to incorporate traffic calming features to improve the overall safety of the trail corridor. This project also required innovative use of structures, retaining walls, and safety features to fit a multi-use path within a narrow right-of-way and difficult terrain.
Intensive agency and public involvement was required, including coordination with the City of Aspen, Aspen Consolidated Sanitary District, Pitkin County, CDOT, Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Cemetery Lane Neighborhood Task Force.
Client: City of Aspen
Date Completed: 2005
Project Manager: Scott Belonger
Construction Cost: $2.8M
Type: Trail and Greenway