Join Boulder Transportation Connections for our Winter Luncheon on December 6, 2022 to discuss 2022 Highlights as well as Opportunities for Sustainable Transportation in Boulder County in 2023!
Our program agenda includes:
Boulder Transportation Connections Updates
BTC will share some highlights of 2022 in areas of business outreach, transportation advocacy, and partnership building in Boulder County. In addition, BTC will present a “sneak preview” of an upcoming grant program that will bring mobility solutions to low-income, alternative shift and essential workers in Boulder, and share information about RTD and EcoPass fares for 2023.
E-scooters and Boulder Micromobility
David “DK” Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner with City of Boulder Transportation and Mobility, will present a review of the Lime E-scooter Pilot Project, including the E-scooter evaluation report findings. He will also discuss the future of the project and efforts to expand the use E-scooters and other micromobility options to more areas within Boulder.
Baseline Road Transportation Safety Project Updates
David “DK” Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner with City of Boulder Transportation and Mobility, will also report on the Baseline Road Transportation Safety Project, a multi-year project with the goal to improve safety on one of the busiest and most critical corridors in the Boulder, including a new on-demand, virtual open house tool “StoryMap“, which is featured on the project web page.
Safe Routes: Youth Transportation in Boulder
One in every four households in Boulder County includes a school-aged child, and more than 10% of peak-hour traffic can be attributed to school trips. Researcher Darcy Kitching collaborated with the Boulder County Youth Transportation Program and Growing Up Boulder to learn how students, parents, and transportation professionals think about weekday travel and the challenge of getting to and from schools around the region. Her findings illustrate the impacts of school choice and unequal access to transportation options, as well as opportunities for policy and program interventions to make it easier for more students to take an active trip to or from school. Darcy will present some of her findings for discussion at the BTC luncheon on December 6.
2022 Legislative Updates
Boulder Chamber Advocacy Department staff will present on key Colorado General Assembly sustainable transportation legislation HB22-1026 Alternative Transportation Options Tax Credit, which will provide a 50% tax credit for any expenses incurred by employers when providing sustainable commuting options for employees, and on the Boulder County Ballot Issue 1C: Transportation sales tax extension, which funds the implementation of the Boulder County Transportation Master Plan, and which passed with the highest margin of any ballot initiative on the November 8, 2022 ballot.
Via Rocked GoTober!
Boulder Transportation Connects will recognize Via Mobility in their outstanding participation in GoTober 2022, and hear how they inspired staff to log their sustainable commutes during this year’s Go-Tober event.