An overview of construction activity in Vail.
The Town of Vail is partnering with Bewegen Technologies to launch Bewegen Vail, an electric bike share pilot program this summer from July 1 through Sept. 9. The pilot program is geared to local Vail residents to offer an alternative to driving their vehicles or taking the bus to commute to work or social engagements and while running errands. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while practicing social distance.
The Vail Town Council will discuss its preferences regarding use of e-bikes on Vail Pass and bicycle dismount zones in the village pedestrian areas at its afternoon meeting on Tuesday, July 7. The discussions are listed as 3.4 and 3.5, respectively, on the meeting agenda which begins at 1 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with social distancing protocols in place. The meeting will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
UPDATE: Conditions for tonight's 10-minute fireworks show have been cleared by fire authorities barring any weather event.
Vail America Days™ organizers are ready to welcome guests and residents for the modified Fourth of July holiday which includes carefully scripted patriotic exhibits and an abbreviated fireworks display, weather permitting. Those who gather in Vail and throughout the county are being asked to adhere to the new Eagle County public health order emphasizing social distancing, use of face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home if you’re sick and getting tested if you have symptoms.
UPDATE: New Eagle County Public Health Order is effective July 3
The Town of Vail is pleased to present this year’s Vail America Days™ and while it has been responsibly and safely reimagined, there is plenty of patriotic spirit and reason to celebrate as shops, galleries, hotels, bars and restaurants are open for the summer in a unique and safe manner. Vail’s 4th of July parade has been modified and will feature patriotic exhibits embracing this year’s theme, "Stronger Together." An abbreviated fireworks display (conditions permitting) will take place to enjoy while socially distanced from your accomodation, home or car.
Town of Vail buses will transition from the spring schedule to the summer schedule beginning Monday, June 29. Passengers must comply with safety requirements to protect the health of drivers and riders. This includes wearing face coverings, entering and exiting through the rear door and maintaining social distancing.
The Vail Town Council will has approved plans to install Advisory Bike Lanes along Vail Valley Drive on a trial basis. The concept was reviewed during council's Tuesday, June 16 meeting.
The Town of Vail is ready to launch a comprehensive master plan process for the West Vail area. Details are available on the EngageVail.com community engagement portal with opportunities to register for project updates. The intent of this plan is to envision planning, zoning and design options as well as transportation infrastructure, housing and economic development for the West Vail area. The planning process is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, with adoption by the Town Council in the spring/summer of 2021.
Environmental sustainability efforts have been identified as Vail’s highest priorities for action according to respondents who took part in the Town of Vail community survey which was circulated during the spring. The survey findings were presented to the Town Council on June 16 by the research firm RRC Associates which also included an overview of department and service ratings as well as comments associated with the public health crisis.
An overview of weekly construction activity in Vail.
High winds, coupled with a late spring snowstorm, have caused significant damage to trees throughout Vail. Crews from the Public Works and Fire Department have been working to ensure streets are clear and trees that fell in the creek have been removed to prevent flooding. Property owners are encouraged to inspect their trees for damage and work with qualified tree service contractors to remove trees or branches that are a danger to your property or the public. Trees and limbs may be taken to the curb for pick up by the Public Works Department which will be taking place daily throughout the week. For more information, call Charlie Turnbull, street superintendent, at 970-477-3425.