Transportation Design Standards Update

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The City of Boulder is seeking community feedback on how to update its transportation design standards. These standards guide the design and maintenance of capital projects and infrastructure located in the public right-of-way.

The city is updating its design standards in these areas:

  • Street Geometric Design - Addresses elements such as lane width, intersection radius, horizontal curves, design speed and turning radii for improved bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
  • Streetscape Design and Standards - Addresses elements such as planting, irrigation, tree protection, median landscaping and construction standards

The city is updating these standards to better align them with current best practices and the city’s vision for a multimodal, connected transportation system, as reflected in Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan, Forestry Strategic Plan and Low-Stress Walk and Bike Network Plan.

The updates to the transportation design standards are part of a larger, multi-year effort to update the DCS, which is used by city staff as well as private entities that build or operate public utility and transportation infrastructure in Boulder.

The questionnaire is now closed; thanks for all of your input! Staff will review and incorporate it into draft recommended changes over the next few months.

The City of Boulder is seeking community feedback on how to update its transportation design standards. These standards guide the design and maintenance of capital projects and infrastructure located in the public right-of-way.

The city is updating its design standards in these areas:

  • Street Geometric Design - Addresses elements such as lane width, intersection radius, horizontal curves, design speed and turning radii for improved bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
  • Streetscape Design and Standards - Addresses elements such as planting, irrigation, tree protection, median landscaping and construction standards

The city is updating these standards to better align them with current best practices and the city’s vision for a multimodal, connected transportation system, as reflected in Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan, Forestry Strategic Plan and Low-Stress Walk and Bike Network Plan.

The updates to the transportation design standards are part of a larger, multi-year effort to update the DCS, which is used by city staff as well as private entities that build or operate public utility and transportation infrastructure in Boulder.

The questionnaire is now closed; thanks for all of your input! Staff will review and incorporate it into draft recommended changes over the next few months.

Page last updated: 11 October 2021, 07:59