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Safe Routes to School: Needham Connect
Status: Design and engineering for Needham Connect II will be completed in 2017-2018 and construction is anticipated to be completed in 2019.

columbine dr The Needham Connect II Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Program-funded project will improve sidewalks, calm traffic and provide bicycle facilities along Columbine Drive from Cottonwood Drive to Clovis Drive.

Next Steps
SET Engineering completed 30% design plans in mid November 2017. Surveying of the Columbine Dr roadway from Cottonwood Dr to Clovis Dr is complete. The City will continue to provide updates on the design process.  

View Public Comment Log
View 30% Design Plans

For more information, please call (970) 375-4955 or email .

Photos from May 11th public meeting of cross section options:
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Needham Connect I Project Completion

October 12, 2016 - The recently completed Needham Connect I project increases safety and accessibility for all sidewalk and road users. Highlighted in the 2012 Multi Modal Transportation Master Plan as a high-priority safety project, the Needham Connect I project was funded with a $291,000 Safe Routes to School grant in 2015. Construction of the project was completed this summer.

The projects bring sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City's Land Use Development Code and provide much needed safety and accessibility improvements for students, parents, families, teachers and the neighborhood. 

View footage of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on October 12, 2016:


Check out the video and article in the Herald here


To see more pictures, stroll over the Facebook album.

Before and After Photos for the Needham Connect I Project:

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Before and after improvements on Arroyo Drive looking West towards Delwood Avenue

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Before and after improvements on Columbine Drive looking south towards San Juan Drive.

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The Walk n' Roll-a-thon at Needham Elementary in April 2015 celebrated biking and walking to school, as well as the kick-off of the Needham Connect I Project. 

For more information about the Needham Connect, please contact Amber Blake at or call (970) 375-4949.