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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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  • Patty's Story - Path Lighting Would Help

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5803

    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Arapahoe Ridge.]

    "I walk a lot: I walk for exercise, I walk the dogs, I walk for fun. I like the fact that I can walk to a grocery store within 10 minutes of my house. I live on a multi-use path north of Iris, but it’s not lit, so my teenagers don’t want to walk on the path at night to get to friends’ houses or to get home. It would make a huge difference to have low lighting for safety. I love the paths. We chose to move to Boulder so our... Continue reading

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  • Jill's Story - Full Circle

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5809

    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours, Arapahoe Ridge.]

    "I began walking because I grew up in a family where my mom didn’t have a driver’s license, so we didn’t have a car. Everywhere we wanted to go, we walked. I got used to it – it was our lifestyle. Later, I fell away from it and became really car dependent. I got back into walking in my 30s and have walked all over Europe, Hawaii, part of Canada, and the continental United States. Walking keeps my head clear."

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  • Doris' Story - Footprints in the Snow

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5807

    [Story collected at Neighborhood Office Hours Arapahoe Ridge.]

    "I’ve been walking for more than 30 years, in different parts of the country. In Massachusetts when it snowed, I would walk and see only my own footprints as I came back. I came here about six weeks ago. It was snowing, and since I love walking in the snow, I went out on the sidewalk, and there were already about 15 sets of footprints. I thought to myself, now this is a walking community! I think it’s wonderful to be in a place where people have an underlying philosophy that they... Continue reading

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  • Klaus' Story - Walking Everywhere!

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5205

    [Story collected at the TMP Launch event.]

    "I started walking in Germany. I walked to Luxembourg, then I walked in Los Angeles, up and down the beach, then I walked across the mountains, and in Denver quite a bit, and now I’m walking all over Boulder! I walk up and down Pearl, up and down the mountains, all over the place. I walk when there is too much traffic, and I use my bike for longer trips."

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  • Bill Rigler - The Joy of a 15-Minute Neighborhood

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5179

    [Story collected at the TMP Launch event.]

    "I live in the Uptown Broadway neighborhood up in north Boulder. It’s a 15-minute neighborhood, which means that almost everything I need is within a 15-minute walk. I love the fact that I can walk to shopping, bars, restaurants and so many other cool places. I want to make sure that we replicate that opportunity all around Boulder for people who love walking."

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  • Mark's Story - The Freedom of Walking

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5097

    [Story collected at the TMP Launch event.]

    "I’ve lived in Boulder for 10 years overall – I grew up here as a kid and moved back four years ago. I’ve never owned a car. I grew up walking to my elementary school, which was a block away. Then, I moved to a really auto-centric town in North Carolina and suddenly, at 11 years old, all of my freedom was gone. Coming back to Boulder, I can live the life I was shaped by – walking! It’s never a bad time to walk. I live in the Goss Grove neighborhood, so... Continue reading

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  • Patricia's Story - Traffic Concerns

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5145

    [Story collected at the TMP Launch event.]

    "I live near McGuckin’s, but I have to cross Canyon and Folsom to get there. The most hazardous thing is the yellow left-turn arrow because the drivers are not looking for me, they’re looking for a break in the traffic. Pretty soon, I’m not going to be able to drive, so I’ll have to walk to get to the grocery store. I would ride my bike, but I don’t feel safe out there anymore."

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  • Jeff's Story - Going Carless

    by Darcy Kitching, over 1 year ago
    Dvk 5067

    [Story collected at the TMP Launch event.]

    "On April 1, 2009, I sold the last car that I owned. About 8 days later, I did my last eGo Car Share rental. Turns out, that was the last day I drove a car. I’ll get in cars when I need to – maybe once a month – but otherwise, I'm busing or bicycling or walking. That includes getting places for work. It helps being in Boulder. I started the transition to going without a car in Greenbelt, MD, and the infrastructure wasn’t quite so developed, the bus system not... Continue reading

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