Vision Zero Survey Results Being Implemented
The City of Brighton is now actively making upgrades around the community following the input it received from the Vision Zero survey conducted earlier this year. Vision Zero is a new initiative in Brighton aimed at eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all residents and visitors.
The city sent out a survey back in May asking residents to help identify and prioritize strategies to improve traffic safety in Brighton. After receiving a large number of survey responses from community members, city staff is working diligently to implement the recommended changes.
In addition, Public Works staff is currently replacing and installing upgraded signs in school zones and surrounding areas and parents can expect to see crews continuing to upgrade these signs throughout the school year at various schools in Brighton, with assistance from School District 27J.
Come Enjoy Downtown’s New Parklet
The Brighton community now has a new space to enjoy while spending time in historic downtown Brighton. The city’s first parklet opened in July. The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority (BURA), with funding assistance from the City of Brighton and United Power, has installed this new parklet on North Main Street, just outside of Creative U.
A parklet is a small public park that serves as an extension of the sidewalk utilizing a minimal amount of on-street parking spots. Parklets are part of an international trend to rethink how space is used in order to create gathering places for the community and encourage pedestrian activity in downtown. Brighton’s parklet features seating and tables for people to meet, and includes shade, landscaping and chalkboards for children to color.
The design for the new parklet was based on the community engagement and outreach that occurred in 2017, where residents and business owners had an opportunity to see design ideas and provide feedback. BURA worked with Russell Mills Studios on the architecture and Raw Creative on fabrication and installation.
Register Your Surveillance Camera with Brighton Police Department
The Brighton Police Department is looking for community partners to help cut down on crime in our city. Any resident or business with a camera on their property can register it with the department.
Video cameras are increasingly being used in both residential and commercial properties to prevent crime. As such, video surveillance has become extremely helpful in solving crimes, identifying perpetrators, and serves as valuable evidence in court. Many times the best available video evidence isn’t of the crime itself, but of pathways and streets leading into and out of the scene.
This service is optional and all registered information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by Brighton Police Department personnel. Brighton Police Department will not monitor your cameras. This is strictly to be used as an investigative tool to aide officers and detectives.
For more information or to register your camera visit: www.brightonco.gov/1314/Neighborhood-Surveillance-Camera-Registr