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The 2019 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update is underway! Click on the tabs below to review the draft 2019 TMP and Pedestrian Plan and provide feedback before August 28th. And don't forget to participate in our Question of the Month!

The 2019 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update is underway! Click on the tabs below to review the draft 2019 TMP and Pedestrian Plan and provide feedback before August 28th. And don't forget to participate in our Question of the Month!

Share your personal walking story!

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  • 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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  • Carolyn's Story - Walking Loops

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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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  • Nancy's Story - A Walking Life

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
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    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours in Glenwood Grove - North Iris.]

    "I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Walking was always a way for me to get out of the house and find my own space, especially as a teen. I’m not a super athletic person, but walking has always been my main exercise and something I’ve enjoyed all my life. It’s got a contemplative aspect to it – you can think things through or just be. I live in Northwest Boulder near North Boulder Park. That’s my backyard. I walk by myself or with friends every day. If I... Continue reading

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  • Joe's Story - Protect Boulder's Landscapes

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
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    [Story collected during Neighborhood Office Hours in Gunbarrel.]

    "My wife is an avid walker. She and her friends typically walk around open space, like Walden Ponds and other natural places. My wife is an artist and landscape painter, so she really connects with landscape views. She’s always looking for places to paint. It’s the Boulder landscapes that really capture people’s attention. She and I walk together on weekends – usually on open space. We like the trails the most. With nature, the more you see it, the more you appreciate it, and the further you’ll go to defend it. "

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  • Elliot's Story - Nature is Profound

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
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    [Story collected during Neighborhood Office Hours in Gunbarrel.]

    "I live about a mile up the road from where I work. Sometimes, I can get a ride, but that makes me feel bad about the environment, so I usually walk. I walk home every day. It’s nice to be outside – it helps me get started in the morning because I’m not a morning person, but I have to be at work at 6:15 am. I just moved here from New York. I lived in The Bronx. I really appreciate all of the walking paths around here – compared to New... Continue reading

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  • Brady Delander - Exploring Gunbarrel by Foot

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
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    [Story collected during Neighborhood Office Hours in Gunbarrel.]

    "I walk five to seven miles a day, mostly because my dog is very pushy. I walk right out my door in Gunbarrel and go up the street to Twin Lakes, which is a really nice area with paths around two lakes, about three-quarters of a mile around. One of them is an off-leash dog park, so I’ll do three or four laps around that one and then start to veer onto one of the many paths we have in that area. There are paths in every direction. Some of them go... Continue reading

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  • Craig Towler's Story - Reclaiming an Active Life After a Traumatic Accident

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
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    [Story collected during a mobile interview with Craig.]

    "It was July 4, 2016. I had worked all day putting on a race at the Boulder Reservoir. After the race, I was excited to go see the Fourth of July fireworks at Folsom Field. I went home and was parked in front of my house, unloading my vehicle, when I felt an impact. I was pushed into the back of my car. I looked down and saw both of my legs detached. I later found out that a driver who was distracted – impaired on multiple substances and texting – had... Continue reading

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  • Ned's Story - The Magic of Martin Acres

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
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    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Arapahoe Ridge.]

    "I live in Martin Acres. It’s a unique neighborhood because it’s a little bit geographically bounded by busy streets, so the people who live there gravitate to the park, and people tend to walk around the neighborhood. There are always people outside gardening, walking dogs, playing with their kids. It’s a natural place to encounter each other. The park is probably the main factor – it pulls people to it as a central space."

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