This project will create safer conditions for walking, bicycling and driving on Baseline Road while enhancing connections to popular community destinations.

Completion Date
Current Phase
Community Engagement

Project Overview

The Baseline Road Transportation Safety Project is a multi-year initiative to improve safety for all modes of travel along Baseline Road from 30th Street to Foothills Parkway.

This section of Baseline Road is one of the most-traveled corridors in the city and is home to many key community destinations and services, including affordable housing, grocery stores, shops, health centers, and student housing for the University of Colorado Boulder. However, it is also has a high number of serious injury crashes compared to other streets in the city.

This project will make Baseline Road safer, more comfortable and more connected for all community members, however you choose to travel.

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Provide Your Feedback

The city is collecting public feedback from people who live, work, shop and travel along Baseline Road from 30th Street to Foothills Parkway to help inform the design of improvements made to the corridor.

Be Heard Boulder Questionnaire

Visit Be Heard Boulder to complete a short questionnaire on how you feel about transportation safety along this section of Baseline Road. The questionnaire will be open through Sept. 30, 2022.

Upcoming Events

Attend an upcoming event to share your feedback or learn more about the project.

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Project Details

The Baseline Road Transportation Safety Project will be take place in two phases:

Phase 1 (2022-2023)

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Community engagement
  • Sidewalk and curb ramp repairs
  • Pavement resurfacing
  • Upgrades to existing buffered bike lane to become protected, separated bike lanes

Phase 2 (2023-2025)

  • Pedestrian safety and crossing improvements at intersections and other key locations
  • Bike lane protection
  • Reconfiguration of travel lane dimensions and intersections to better accommodate vulnerable road users
  • Transit facility improvements
  • Protected intersection treatments and curb extensions

*Phase 2 implementation and scope dependent on a pending funding application submitted in June 2022 for the FY2022-2025 Call for Projects Round #2 of the Denver Regional Council of Governments’ Transportation Improvements Program (TIP).

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Existing Conditions

Click through the slideshow below to see photos of existing conditions on Baseline Road.

Project Background

Baseline Road is a key corridor for local and regional travel and provides important transportation connections for people who live, work, play and study in Boulder. The section of the road from 30th Street to Foothills Parkway features a number of popular community destinations including grocery stores, shops, senior centers and apartments and is close to both the University of Colorado Boulder's main campus and Williams Village Student Housing.

According to the city's 2022 Safe Streets Report, this section of Baseline Road is one of the top 10 crash locations for people walking and bicycling in the city and has been identified in the Denver Regional Council of Government's Regional High Injury Network as a Critical Corridor. The road was also identified as a Priority Corridor to make improvements on as part of the city's Core Arterial Network (CAN) initiative to improve safety on our high-traffic, higher-speed streets.

The CAN is the 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. Learn more about CAN