The Town of Vail is hosting a public meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Donovan Pavilion to discuss recommended changes to loading and delivery regulations in Vail Village. Business owners, delivery companies, residents and anyone else impacted by the loading and delivery policies are encouraged to attend the discussion. All social distancing guidelines will be in place for those attending in person. For those unable to attend, please email comments to Police Cmdr. Ryan Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upcoming meeting will be used to solicit feedback as requested by the Town Council.
During a series of stakeholder meetings conducted last fall, participants agreed that the most effective way to enhance the guest experience would best be accomplished by minimizing or eliminating the presence of large delivery vehicles from the Vail Village pedestrian areas. Since then, the Police Department has been exploring a fundamental change to the policies which currently allow large trucks to access Bridge Street from 4 to 8:30 a.m., Gore Valley Drive from 4 to 10:30 a.m. and on Meadow Drive from 5 to 8 a.m. After extensive research, the department is recommending use of electric delivery vehicles to transport products from underground loading docks located at Mountain Plaza, Solaris, Sebastian, Four Seasons and One Willow. As proposed, the town would either operate the service, hire a third-party vendor to centralize deliveries or potentially a co-op of business owners. No changes are proposed for loading and delivery in Lionshead due to regulations already in place prohibiting on street deliveries.
During the July 14 meeting, Police Cmdr. Ryan Kenney will present an overview of the department’s research and recommended options and will collect questions and public comments offered by attendees. His initial findings were presented to Town Council on June 16 in which direction was given to continue to explore the recommendations in collaboration with those who would be impacted by the changes. An update to Town Council will be presented in the coming weeks.
For more information, contact Cmdr. Kenney at 970-477-3433 or email email@example.com.