On the GO

News, updates and tips for promoting Boulder’s transportation options.

0 notes

City of Boulder E-Bike Pilot Project 
On Feb. 7, 2014 the City of Boulder launched a pilot project to test the use of electric-assisted bicycles (E-Bikes) on off-street multi-use paths, not including paths on Open Space and Mountain Park lands. The objective of the pilot project is to determine whether e-bike users can coexist with other users on Boulder’s multi-use paths. 
 Information on the pilot project, including project background, project evaluation, and a map of multi-uses paths that allow the use of E-bikes, can be found at www.BoulderTMP.net click the link ‘Electric Bikes Policy Review’.
The city wants to hear about your personal experience with E-bikes on Boulder’s multi-use paths and is encouraging everyone to share their feedback on www.InspireBoulder.com

City of Boulder E-Bike Pilot Project

On Feb. 7, 2014 the City of Boulder launched a pilot project to test the use of electric-assisted bicycles (E-Bikes) on off-street multi-use paths, not including paths on Open Space and Mountain Park lands. The objective of the pilot project is to determine whether e-bike users can coexist with other users on Boulder’s multi-use paths.

 Information on the pilot project, including project background, project evaluation, and a map of multi-uses paths that allow the use of E-bikes, can be found at www.BoulderTMP.net click the link ‘Electric Bikes Policy Review’.

The city wants to hear about your personal experience with E-bikes on Boulder’s multi-use paths and is encouraging everyone to share their feedback on www.InspireBoulder.com

Filed under ebikes Ebikesboulder boulder

0 notes

Please Join Us! At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to give feedback on potential Transit Scenarios and Bike Living Laboratory Projects.

Please Join Us! At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to give feedback on potential Transit Scenarios and Bike Living Laboratory Projects.

0 notes

image

Designing a Renewed Vision for Transit in Boulder

 
The City launched a Design Your Transit System tool in early May, to get community feedback on how they would improve Boulder’s Transit System. Over 1,000 community members participated in the tool and here’s what they had to say…
 
Top 3 Priorities for participants:
  • Real Time Arrival
  • Expanded ECO Pass
  • Enhanced Regional Service 
Not far behind Enhanced regional service were Increased Bike Capacity on Transit, Free On board WiFi, and Enhanced Local Service.
 
Bottom 3 Priorities for participants:
  • Bike Center
  • B-Cycle Expansion
  • Increase Car Share Program 
If you haven’t shared your ideas yet, don’t worry there’s still time!
Visit www.BoulderTransitDesign.com to design your ideal transit system.

Filed under Boulder diy Bus DogonBus

0 notes

image

2013 Complete Streets Living Laboratory

 
The city is rolling out a ‘Living Laboratory’ to test new bike facilities and see if they are right for Boulder. The Living Laboratory demonstration projects offer a real world environment for community members to test and report their results to the city. City is encouraging everyone to get out and ride these new treatments and report your results on InspireBoulder.com
 
Living Laboratory Demonstration Projects Include:
Back-in angled parking (University Avenue Broadway -17th Street)
Installation scheduled for August 12, 2013
Buffered Bike Lanes
University Avenue installation scheduled for August 12, 2013
Spruce Street installation scheduled for September 9, 2013
Protected Cycle Tracks
Baseline installation scheduled for August 12, 2013
University Avenue installation scheduled for spring/summer 2014
Advisory Bike Lane (Harvard Lane)
Installation scheduled for September 2013
A Bike Box (Intersection of Folsom and Canyon south bound)
Installation scheduled for September 2013
A Bike Boulevard (13th Street Balsam to north of Cedar Avenue)
Installation scheduled for September 2013
 
Potential changes to regulations regarding electric-assist bicycle use on multi-use paths and development related bike parking are also being considered. Council will consider the pilot ordinance in October
For more details on the Living Laboratory Demonstration Projects, visit www.BoulderTMP.net .

Filed under bike path bike friendly Boulder active Bike to Work Day bike sharing

1 note

Arapahoe Avenue (Folsom to 15th streets) reduced to one eastbound lane of traffic this summer
Traffic impacts will be significant, including full-time lane closures. From Monday, June 3, through mid-August 2013, Arapahoe Avenue will be reduced to one eastbound lane of traffic between Folsom and 15th streets. Westbound traffic and both directions of the JUMP bus will be detoured onto Canyon Boulevard. During the Arapahoe Avenue Reconstruction, travelers are encouraged to bike or walk along the Boulder Creek Path, ride buses, or use Canyon Boulevard and the downtown parking garages if driving.

Filed under arapahoe avenue construction boulder driving traffic lane closures cone zones Boulder Creek detours summer

0 notes

RTD Bus Services Changes Proposed for August 2013

Three times a year, RTD makes service changes to the bus system to meet the diverse travel needs of the communities it serves. Several Boulder routes may be affected as part of the August 2013 service changes.

Boulder Bus Routes With Proposed Service Changes
204, 206, 208, 209, 225, 228, BOUND, DASH, JUMP, SKIP 

These changes are not final and are subject to review and feedback from the public and approval of the RTD Board of Directors. 

Please plan to attend one of the RTD public meetings scheduled between June 10 and 17. These meetings are designed to inform the public of the proposed changes and obtain input that will be summarized and reported to the RTD Board of Directors.

To view all of the proposed service changes and public meeting schedule, please visit rtd-denver.com.

Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. You may fax your comments to 303-299-2227, email service.changes@rtd-denver.com, or fill out RTD’s online customer comment form by June 17, 2013.

Filed under rtd bus services changes boulder denver buses transit

0 notes

Create your own custom vision for transit in Boulder! The Design Your Transit tool (LINK BELOW) lets you prioritize investments such as service, fares, access and connections, amenities, and many more. So get to it … design YOUR ideal transit system. Your response and participation will inform the city’s 2013 Transportation Master Plan Update.
http://bouldertransitdesign.com/

Create your own custom vision for transit in Boulder! The Design Your Transit tool (LINK BELOW) lets you prioritize investments such as service, fares, access and connections, amenities, and many more. So get to it … design YOUR ideal transit system. Your response and participation will inform the city’s 2013 Transportation Master Plan Update.

http://bouldertransitdesign.com/

0 notes

Table Mesa Pedestrian Bridge Opens April 28

RTD’s FasTracks program achieves another milestone with the opening of the Table Mesa pedestrian bridge, bus slip ramp and other elements on Sunday, April 28. A celebratory ceremony will take place at the Table Mesa Park-n-Ride on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. on top of the parking garage.  

The new bus slip ramp and pedestrian bridge will allow commuters to safely cross over US 36, and is estimated to save Denver-bound transit riders three to five minutes of travel time. The bridge and slip ramp are an integral part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. 

For more information about the completion of the bridge and bus slip ramp, visit www.rtd-fastracks.com/us36_14.

Filed under rtd FasTracks pedestrian bridge milestone ceremony celebration bus table mesa drive commuters boulder denver transit US 36 us 36 express lanes bus rapid transit

1 note

The City of Boulder needs YOUR face!
We’re collecting portraits of Boulderites, past and present, to include on the decorative glass panels in the new bus stop shelter at southbound Broadway and 16th Street/Euclid Avenue. The Carnegie Branch Library for Local History is supplying numerous historic photographs, but portraits of current Boulder residents are also needed!Please come have your picture taken at any of the three available dates and locations to participate in this community art project! • The Boulder Farmers’ Market, 13th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard, on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.• The bridge inside the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., on Monday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.• The southbound Broadway bus stop at 16th Street/Euclid Avenue on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. If there is inclement weather, this site will be moved to the bridge inside the Main Boulder Public Library.For more information about the community art project, contact Noreen Walsh at walshn@bouldercolorado.gov.

The City of Boulder needs YOUR face!

We’re collecting portraits of Boulderites, past and present, to include on the decorative glass panels in the new bus stop shelter at southbound Broadway and 16th Street/Euclid Avenue. The Carnegie Branch Library for Local History is supplying numerous historic photographs, but portraits of current Boulder residents are also needed!

Please come have your picture taken at any of the three available dates and locations to participate in this community art project! 

• The Boulder Farmers’ Market, 13th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard, on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.
• The bridge inside the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., on Monday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.
• The southbound Broadway bus stop at 16th Street/Euclid Avenue on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. If there is inclement weather, this site will be moved to the bridge inside the Main Boulder Public Library.

For more information about the community art project, contact Noreen Walsh at walshn@bouldercolorado.gov.

Filed under boulder Broadway boulder farmers market farmers market photography community art public art design Portrait History bus rtd boulder public library faces

0 notes

CDOT and HPTE Select Concessionaire to Complete the US 36 Express Lanes Project to Boulder
 
April 5, 2013 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER - Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) announced the selection of Plenary Roads Denver as the Concessionaire for phase II of the US 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit project between 88th Street and Table Mesa, which will complete improvements to the entire US 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder. The project is CDOT’s first public-private partnership (P3), an innovative partnership where the public and private sectors team together to provide transportation improvements and services to the traveling public.
 
“We are extremely excited to have a partner on board to complete the final phase of the US 36 improvements that will address the needs of this vital corridor and support continued economic growth in the area,” said Mike Cheroutes, Director of the HPTE. “We wouldn’t be here today without the dedication and hard work by our local, state and federal stakeholders.”
CDOT and HPTE will enter into a 50-year agreement with Plenary Roads Denver who will:
 
Construct Phase 2 of the US 36 Corridor which includes:
  • Constructing an Express Lane in each direction of US 36 between 88th Street and Table Mesa for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) and tolled Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOV);
  • Reconstructing two general purpose lanes in each direction between 88th Street and Table Mesa
  • Widening the highway to accommodate 12-foot-wide inside and outside shoulders;
  • Replacing the Coal Creek Bridge and rehabilitating and widening the S. Boulder Creek bridge and widening the McCaslin Boulevard bridge to accommodate a diverging diamond interchange;
  • Adding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) improvements, including new electronic display signage at stations and bus priority improvements at ramps. The improvements also will allow buses to operate on the shoulders of US 36 between interchanges to decrease bus travel time;
  • Installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit and traveler information, and incident management;
  • Installing a separate commuter bikeway along the rest of the corridor; and
  • Improving the RTD station at McCaslin Boulevard.
Operate and Maintain the following highways, which includes snow and ice removal:
  • The entire US 36 corridor between I-25 and Table Mesa
  • I-25 Express Lanes between downtown Denver and US 36
“The ability to construct large-scale roadway improvements has become more and more challenging as construction dollars are limited and we must look for ways to be more economical, efficient and effective with those limited resources,” said Trey Rogers, Chair of the HPTE Board of Directors.  “The public-private partnership allows us to do just that, and as a result, we are able to move into the final phase of construction years ahead of schedule.”
 
About two-thirds of the Phase 2 Project costs are funded through private sector equity and non-recourse debt. The project delivers much-needed capacity, while shifting operations and maintenance and replacement obligations to the private sector for the next 50 years. And, the P3 arrangement enables the project to be completed 20 years sooner than originally planned.
The Concession team includes the following partners:
  • The Plenary Group- team lead and managing partner
  • Ames Construction, Inc.- construction
  • Granite Construction- construction
  • HDR- engineering design
  • Transfield Services- maintenance
  • Goldman Sachs- financial advisor
The second phase of the US 36 Express Lanes project is expected to begin construction in late 2013 and will be complete by late 2015.
 
About the US 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit: The US 36 Express Lanes build upon the success of the existing I-25 Express Lanes by extending the regional Express Lanes system to form a continuous network from downtown Denver all the way to Boulder. It is a priority regional transportation project in one of the highest growth corridors in the state.
 
US 36 Express Lanes Project – Phase I CDOT selected the Ames Granite Joint Venture team as the design-build contractor for the $312 million project, and they began construction in July 2012. The project will open to the public in January 2015. The project is a multi-modal project led by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to reconstruct and widen US 36 from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior.
 
Phase I Project Details:
Adds an express lane in each direction of US 36 for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) and tolled Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOV);
 
Widens the highway to accommodate 12-foot-wide inside and outside shoulders;
 
Replaces the Wadsworth Parkway, Wadsworth Boulevard (at 112th Avenue), Lowell Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard bridges, and the US 36 bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
 
Adds Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) improvements, including new electronic display signage at stations and bus priority improvements at ramps. The improvements also will allow buses to operate on the shoulders of US 36 between interchanges to decrease bus travel time;
 
Installs Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit and traveler information, and incident management;
 
Installs a separate commuter bikeway along much of the corridor; and
 
Improves RTD stations along the corridor, including new canopies with enhanced weather protection.

Filed under us 36 great options us 36 commuting solutions us 36 express lanes construction cdot hpte

0 notes

Table Mesa pedestrian bridge opens April 28

Table Mesa BridgeTable Mesa pedestrian bridge opens April 28

RTD’s FasTracks program achieves yet another milestone with the opening of the Table Mesa pedestrian bridge and associated elevators, stairs and boarding plaza. The bridge, which opens to the public on April 28, was set in place last September and connects the Table Mesa Park-n-Ride with eastbound bus connections, saving three-to-five minutes of travel time for commuters heading to Denver from Boulder.

The bridge is an integral part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit project. A collaborative partnership between RTD and CDOT, the BRT project will provide 18 miles of bus rapid transit service between downtown Denver and Boulder along Highway 36. Watch for more updates on the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit project.

Filed under table mesa drive rtd bus transit pedestrians bridge FasTracks bus rapid transit US 36

1 note

The City of Boulder is putting together a feedback panel of “interested but concerned” cyclists, and would like you to participate!
We want to hear from everyone, but we are especially interested in hearing from women of all ages. 
Be actively involved in making Boulder’s bike system more safe and complete. 
Please contact us today: Marni Ratzel Ratzelm@bouldercolorado.gov 
Anna Nord Norda@bouldercolorado.gov 
Visit www.BoulderTMP.net to learn more about the City of Boulder Transportation Master Plan Update and ways to get involved!

The City of Boulder is putting together a feedback panel of “interested but concerned” cyclists, and would like you to participate!

We want to hear from everyone, but we are especially interested in hearing from women of all ages.

Be actively involved in making Boulder’s bike system more safe and complete.

Please contact us today: Marni Ratzel Ratzelm@bouldercolorado.gov

Anna Nord Norda@bouldercolorado.gov

Visit www.BoulderTMP.net to learn more about the City of Boulder Transportation Master Plan Update and ways to get involved!

Filed under bikes Bike Lanes women boulder Colorado

0 notes

 Smart Growth America ‘Cool Planning’ workshop to help kick off Transportation Master Plan Update Open House
On Monday, March 4 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., residents are invited to join city officials and representatives from Smart Growth America to discuss innovative travel, land use and accessibility strategies that will help prime the Boulder community for the year-long 2013 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update.
The event will begin with a TMP Update open house (from 4:30 to 6 p.m.) where residents can learn about the transportation challenges that face the Boulder community, followed by Smart Growth America’s Cool Planning: Local Strategies to Slow Climate Change presentation (from 6 to 8 p.m.). Both events will be held at the Hotel Boulderado Conference Center, 2115 13thSt. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be provided.
The open house starts the community collaboration phase of the 2013 TMP Update, which includes five focus areas (with embedded key topics): 
·         Funding (Key Topic: Transportation Maintenance Fee);
·         Complete Streets (Key Topics: Transit Vision and Bike & Pedestrian Innovations);
·         Transportation Demand Management (Key Topic: Exploration of a Community-Wide Eco Pass); 
·         Regional Travel; and
·         Integration with Sustainability.  
 
Throughout 2013, the city will engage and collaborate with the community to ensure the update reflects the community’s transportation vision. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback and plug into the update effort at www.BoulderTMP.net.

Smart Growth America ‘Cool Planning’ workshop to help kick off Transportation Master Plan Update Open House

On Monday, March 4 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., residents are invited to join city officials and representatives from Smart Growth America to discuss innovative travel, land use and accessibility strategies that will help prime the Boulder community for the year-long 2013 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update.

The event will begin with a TMP Update open house (from 4:30 to 6 p.m.) where residents can learn about the transportation challenges that face the Boulder community, followed by Smart Growth America’s Cool Planning: Local Strategies to Slow Climate Change presentation (from 6 to 8 p.m.). Both events will be held at the Hotel Boulderado Conference Center, 2115 13thSt. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be provided.

The open house starts the community collaboration phase of the 2013 TMP Update, which includes five focus areas (with embedded key topics):

·         Funding (Key Topic: Transportation Maintenance Fee);

·         Complete Streets (Key Topics: Transit Vision and Bike & Pedestrian Innovations);

·         Transportation Demand Management (Key Topic: Exploration of a Community-Wide Eco Pass);

·         Regional Travel; and

·         Integration with Sustainability. 

 

Throughout 2013, the city will engage and collaborate with the community to ensure the update reflects the community’s transportation vision. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback and plug into the update effort at www.BoulderTMP.net.