Join BTC for our first in-person Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) luncheon of the year. Register now!
The meeting will be held at the Boulder Chamber and lunch will be provided. We have a full and exciting agenda:
City of Boulder CAN (Core Arterial Network)
The City of Boulder has been working for decades to create a safe, equitable, and reliable mobility system that offers travel choices and supports achieving our climate goals. As a result, we see significant numbers of people walking, bicycling, scooting and taking transit as they move about or travel in and out of the city. Although we have made great progress, more work remains to be done along our arterial streets, which often have higher traffic volumes and speeds compared to other streets in the city.
While the total number of traffic crashes in Boulder has declined since 2016, severe crashes have remained steady, with most of them happening on arterial streets. High-stress arterials also pose a barrier to more people choosing non-vehicular forms of travel to get to work and other destinations.
Valerie Watson, Transportation Planning Manager with the City of Boulder Transportation & Mobility Department, will provide an overview of how the city is responding to these issues through developing a “Core Arterial Network,” or CAN. The CAN is a connected system of protected bicycle lanes, intersection enhancements, pedestrian facilities, and transit facility upgrades that will help reduce the potential for severe crashes and make it more comfortable and convenient for people to get where they need to go along Boulder’s main corridors. In February 2022, the Boulder City Council, in partnership with the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), elevated work on the CAN as one of its 12 priorities for city department efforts.
For more information about the CAN, visit: bouldercolorado.gov/guide/core-arterial-network.
HWY 119 Project Updates
Boulder County, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) are working together to improve safety and expand multimodal travel options along the Diagonal Highway (Colorado Highway 119 between Boulder and Longmont).
Boulder County will present the preliminary design plans for the CO 119 Safety and Mobility Project and 119 Bikeway Design Project. Design elements include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations, park-n-rides, a new commuter bikeway, improved pedestrian crossings, and intersection improvements.
Craig Towler, accessibility advocate
Craig Towler is an accessibility advocate and a community organizer for the Center for People with Disabilities. Craig’s mission is simple: to bring awareness to individuals who have been affected by a life altering event. He brings attention to ways in which we can make life more accessible to all, including individuals with limited mobility. Craig will be promoting his upcoming event, Adaptive Bike Demo and Wheelchair Walk, on Saturday, June 25th. Learn more about Craig at www.cpwd.org.
Bike and Walk Month
Sue Prant, Executive Director of Community Cycles, will highlight the many events in Boulder to celebrate and promote Bike and Walk Month with specifics about events, registration for Bike to Work Day, and how to participate.