Transportation Planning Projects

What moves you?

This year the city is working on multiple Transportation planning projects and would like your help to shape the future of transportation in Boulder.

How to share your voice:

Current planning projects:

  • Transportation Master Plan (TMP) guides the city's plans and investments in transportation, such as the high frequency Community Transit Network, the multi-modal path system and underpasses, the Eco Pass and more. It also guides investments in operating and maintaining the

What moves you?

This year the city is working on multiple Transportation planning projects and would like your help to shape the future of transportation in Boulder.

How to share your voice:

Current planning projects:

  • Transportation Master Plan (TMP) guides the city's plans and investments in transportation, such as the high frequency Community Transit Network, the multi-modal path system and underpasses, the Eco Pass and more. It also guides investments in operating and maintaining the current transportation system. Throughout 2018, we would like receive your vision and priorities for transportation in Boulder.

  • Pedestrian Plan will be the community’s vision for the future of all things pedestrian such as sidewalks, multi-use paths, underpasses, pedestrian crossings and more. Throughout 2018 and 2019 we will be asking you what walking in Boulder is like and how it can be improved.

  • Low-Stress Walk and Bike Plan will develop a complete network for safe and comfortable walking and biking for people of all ages and abilities. Help us identify the barriers for walking, biking and access to transit in Boulder and highlight areas that need improvements.

Share your personal walking story!

Upload a photo and tell us (in max. 200 words):

  • What is it like for you to walk in Boulder?

  • What in your life/community has helped or hindered you from walking?

  • What do you want to tell other people about walking?

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  • Maria's Story - Motivated by a Love of Nature

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
    Dvk 4991

    [Story collected in a personal interview.]

    "Sometimes, I feel like a caged bird here in Boulder. It’s hard for me to connect with others because of the language barrier. But I love connecting with nature. I grew up on a farm in Zacatecas, Mexico. I want my kids to love mother nature just as I do. Walking with my children is the foundation of our relationship, and it makes me feel like I have more freedom.

    "My children attend three different schools. We walk or ride our bikes to school every day. During the walk or ride, we talk about... Continue reading

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  • Paulette's Story - Walking With a Visual Impairment

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
    Dvk 5045

    [Story collected in a personal interview.]

    "We ride buses and walk to wherever we’re going. In the winter, ice is the real problem – that, and the mountains of snow piled up by snow plows at the intersections. It’s flat-out dangerous! Good sidewalk conditions, including curb cuts not filled with snow or rushing water, are critical to those of us who need to walk or use wheelchairs.

    "It’s fun to walk in Boulder on the paths along the ditches. I’ve walked many of the paths with friends, but the Boulder Creek path is just too busy. And the standard-width sidewalks... Continue reading

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  • Doris's Story - Bicyclists Should Use Bells

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
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    [Story collected in a personal interview.]

    "I walk a lot. I usually walk downtown and back, or I walk on North Street and back. I do at least one long walk a day, and I take the bus all the time. I just love to walk outside. I walk for health reasons – I’m 77 years old, so I have to walk to stay alive!

    "My only problem is the bicyclists on the sidewalks. They come right up behind you, and then they say, ‘On your left!’ ‘On your right!’ They scare me to death because I don’t hear them.... Continue reading

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  • Nicole's Story - Recovery Can Be Difficult

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
    Dvk 5031

    [Story collected in a personal interview.]

    "It was the end of last April. I was crossing Broadway at North Street, and I got hit by a car. Since then, I haven’t been able to step up on curbs easily. I’m terrified of trying that now. Before I got hit, I used to walk 40 minutes a day, either around the apartment building or around the park or somewhere else. The accident has slowed me down quite a bit. I can barely make it across Broadway while the walking signal is on. Now, I’m cooped up in my apartment a lot.... Continue reading

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  • Lindsey and Hernan's Story - South Boulder Signals

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
    Dvk 6143

    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, South Boulder.]

    “We live on the south side of Table Mesa, and we find that the lights are not responsive to the pedestrian signals. We usually press the button, then wait and we find that the cars clear away before the light changes, so we just go across. The signal changes only once the cars are built up again, and they have to stop when there’s no one waiting. We are expecting our first baby in September. It would be nice to be able to cross the street quickly so we can get where... Continue reading

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  • Bill's Story - Walking for Heart Health

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
    Dvk 6141

    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, South Boulder.]

    “I had heart surgery, so I walk every day to keep my heart healthy. Frequently, I walk at night, too, because I’ll look at my pedometer at the end of the day and see I still have a couple thousand steps to get in, so I’ll go out and meet my goal. I have a suggestion: it would be helpful to have more paths were bikes and pedestrians are separated. I’m hard of hearing and my balance isn’t as good as it used to be, so I often can’t hear bicyclists coming... Continue reading

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  • Carolyn's Story - Walking Loops

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
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    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Glenwood Grove - North Iris.]

    "I live near Iris and Folsom, so I love to walk straight toward the mountains. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, my husband and I do a big loop where we go up to 4th or 5th and down to Pearl Street. We stop at Spruce Confections for chai, and then we wander past the Boulderado, where the doormen always give the dog a bone. We also love to walk to the Rayback Collective and to the comic book store, Time Warp. When the weather is nice, I like to... Continue reading

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  • Cole's Story - Walking for Utility

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
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    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Glenwood Grove - North Iris.]

    "I walk all around this neighborhood, on the Elmer’s Twomile path and the paved paths that connect me to the grocery store and other places I need to go. They help me avoid using my car. I walk for utility around here, but if I want a longer 40-minute walk, I’ll go to a dirt trail. I like the Cottonwood Trail and Betasso Preserve."

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  • James's Story - Suggestions for a Better Boulder

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
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    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Glenwood Grove - North Iris.]

    "I have a ton of ideas. One of them is as simple as pavement. My 7-year-old daughter rides her bike to school, but there are places where chunks of pavement are missing in the bike lane, and she has to swerve to avoid the damage, which puts her in danger of getting hit by a car. That’s my thing – I really think road maintenance is primary. We walk to school, too, just to get out, because it’s beautiful.

    "Another thing: we have all these Lance Armstrong wannabes who... Continue reading

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  • Lori's Story - Walking as an Intro to Awe

    by Darcy Kitching, about 2 months ago
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    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Glenwood Grove - North Iris.]

    "From a physical and mental health standpoint, walking is crucial. It’s important to help people achieve some sense of that peace that we all get from the mountains and the parks. Walking is literally the first step toward bigger adventures."

    [Lori is a member of the Boulder Council of the Colorado Mountain Club.]

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