There is strong support for improving the pedestrian environment downtown. In community meetings this is the primary objective for the continued redevelopment of 7th Street in addition to creating space for events and festivals. The DDA, with the support of City Council, studied a variety of alternatives, determining the "shared street" (described below) as the best alternative for Glenwood Springs in this location..
The goals for success are:
1. Increased pedestrian activity in downtown.
2. Downtown is active through four-seasons.
3. Retail and restaurant sales increase.
4. 7th Street becomes a regional destination.