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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!

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    We've been working with community members, the Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Transportation Advisory Board and City Council over the past year and a half to update the Transportation Master Plan and Pedestrian Plan. 

    The Pedestrian Plan is the community's long-range vision for the future of all things pedestrian in Boulder, from sidewalks and crosswalks to safety and education programs. The plan lays out how to achieve this vision through specific policies and actions. 

    We are pleased to present the draft 2019 Pedestrian Plan for community review! As you read the draft plan, please tell us how we did by responding to the

    We've been working with community members, the Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Transportation Advisory Board and City Council over the past year and a half to update the Transportation Master Plan and Pedestrian Plan. 

    The Pedestrian Plan is the community's long-range vision for the future of all things pedestrian in Boulder, from sidewalks and crosswalks to safety and education programs. The plan lays out how to achieve this vision through specific policies and actions. 

    We are pleased to present the draft 2019 Pedestrian Plan for community review! As you read the draft plan, please tell us how we did by responding to the questions in the questionnaire below. The questionnaire will close midnight on Wednesday, August 28.

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    In Boulder, crashes that involve people traveling over the speed limit have been increasing since 2014. From 2015 to 2017, 19% of all severe crashes (those that resulted in serious injury or fatality) involved speeding.* Speeding is a serious problem and can lead to immense and permanent impacts to our community members.

    We know that pedestrians are more likely to survive being hit by a vehicle if the vehicle is traveling at a slower speed:

    9 out of 10 pedestrians survive after being hit by a vehicle traveling at 20 mph; 5 out of 10 survive when the vehicle is going 30 mph; 1 out 10 survive when the vehicle is going 40 mph.

    Communities sometimes choose to lower speed limits seeking to address this problem. Boulder has lowered speed limits in a

    In Boulder, crashes that involve people traveling over the speed limit have been increasing since 2014. From 2015 to 2017, 19% of all severe crashes (those that resulted in serious injury or fatality) involved speeding.* Speeding is a serious problem and can lead to immense and permanent impacts to our community members.

    We know that pedestrians are more likely to survive being hit by a vehicle if the vehicle is traveling at a slower speed:

    9 out of 10 pedestrians survive after being hit by a vehicle traveling at 20 mph; 5 out of 10 survive when the vehicle is going 30 mph; 1 out 10 survive when the vehicle is going 40 mph.

    Communities sometimes choose to lower speed limits seeking to address this problem. Boulder has lowered speed limits in a few areas of town—in the core downtown area, on Baseline west of Broadway and in North Boulder, for example.

    Unfortunately, lowering the speed limit—even with increased enforcement—does not usually result in slower vehicle speeds. For example, the city changed the speed limit on Baseline west of Broadway from 30 mph to 25 mph in late 2017. Despite extensive photo speed limit enforcement that has resulted in more than 4,000 violations, the city has not found evidence that vehicle speeds are decreasing.

    Instead, street design is shown to be more effective at lowering vehicle speeds. The width of the roadway and travel lanes, presence of speed humps and traffic circles, and number of lanes influence travelers to drive faster or slower. The city’s Neighborhood Speed Management Program is one way the city is changing street design to lower speeds on residential streets.

    Additionally, many of the streets in Boulder that have the most speed-related crashes are also state highways under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The state highways in Boulder currently have speed limits that are under the state speed limits, and lowering the speed limits further on state highways is unlikely.

    *More information on crash data and the impact of speeding on crash severity can be found at: www.bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/safe-streets-boulder.

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    In October 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a special report detailing likely catastrophic impacts of an additional 0.5-degree Celsius increase in global temperatures. Scientific studies indicate the world is on track to see this increase in temperature much sooner than we thought.

    Likely impacts include increased droughts and severe storms, more frequent and more severe wildfires, and loss of habitat and species—some of which are already being seen across the world and in our local community.

    To avoid these impacts, communities need to quickly take urgent, large-scale action to reduce greenhouse gas

    In October 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a special report detailing likely catastrophic impacts of an additional 0.5-degree Celsius increase in global temperatures. Scientific studies indicate the world is on track to see this increase in temperature much sooner than we thought.

    Likely impacts include increased droughts and severe storms, more frequent and more severe wildfires, and loss of habitat and species—some of which are already being seen across the world and in our local community.

    To avoid these impacts, communities need to quickly take urgent, large-scale action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    Boulder’s current climate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050. Transportation accounts for about 28 percent of Boulder’s current GHGs.

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    As part of the Pedestrian Plan update, we need to identify areas for future walking improvements (like sidewalks and crossings).

    Which places would you like to walk to from where you live, work or spend your time?


    As part of the Pedestrian Plan update, we need to identify areas for future walking improvements (like sidewalks and crossings).

    Which places would you like to walk to from where you live, work or spend your time?


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    Almost half of all traffic collisions in Boulder occur at intersections. To help pedestrians, cyclists and drivers move safely and efficiently, the city has about 150 traffic signals.

    Changes to how traffic signals work can help make intersections safer. At the same time, slowing down traffic can have unintended consequences, like causing people to seek alternate routes on neighborhood side streets, or even frustrating drivers to the point where they may make bad decisions.

    The city is currently updating its traffic signal policies and wants to inform and seek feedback from the community about potential changes.

    Almost half of all traffic collisions in Boulder occur at intersections. To help pedestrians, cyclists and drivers move safely and efficiently, the city has about 150 traffic signals.

    Changes to how traffic signals work can help make intersections safer. At the same time, slowing down traffic can have unintended consequences, like causing people to seek alternate routes on neighborhood side streets, or even frustrating drivers to the point where they may make bad decisions.

    The city is currently updating its traffic signal policies and wants to inform and seek feedback from the community about potential changes.

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    The Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report is the city's comprehensive crash analysis to understand where and how crashes are occurring and whom they involve, and to identify actions to improve safety. 

    The city is currently finalizing the 2019 Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report and wants your feedback on the draft of the report

    Please provide your feedback by answering the questions below. 

    The final 2019 Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report will be published in July. Your feedback will help us finalize the report as well as inform future Vision Zero projects and programs. There will be

    The Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report is the city's comprehensive crash analysis to understand where and how crashes are occurring and whom they involve, and to identify actions to improve safety. 

    The city is currently finalizing the 2019 Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report and wants your feedback on the draft of the report

    Please provide your feedback by answering the questions below. 

    The final 2019 Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report will be published in July. Your feedback will help us finalize the report as well as inform future Vision Zero projects and programs. There will be additional opportunities to provide feedback on Boulder's Vision Zero efforts - please stay up to date on engagement opportunities by visiting the Vision Zero webpage

    Thank you for your feedback!

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    We've been working with community members, the Transportation Advisory Board and City Council over the last year and a half to update the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). 

    The TMP guides the projects, programs, investments and operation and maintenance of our transportation system over the next decade and beyond. 

    We are pleased to present a draft copy of the 2019 TMP for your review. As you read the draft plan, please tell us how we did by responding to the questions in the questionnaire below. The questionnaire will close midnight on Wednesday, August 28. 

    We've been working with community members, the Transportation Advisory Board and City Council over the last year and a half to update the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). 

    The TMP guides the projects, programs, investments and operation and maintenance of our transportation system over the next decade and beyond. 

    We are pleased to present a draft copy of the 2019 TMP for your review. As you read the draft plan, please tell us how we did by responding to the questions in the questionnaire below. The questionnaire will close midnight on Wednesday, August 28. 

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