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Boulder Walks Program


Building a More Walkable Boulder

As a designated Gold-Level Walk Friendly Community, Boulder is a place where walking is both desirable and enjoyable. GO Boulder’s Boulder Walks program aims to celebrate and encourage walking as a travel choice for residents and employees. Why? Because walking not only supports whole-health outcome Boulder Walks Photo s, it also encourages a sense of connection to places and to people.

In partnership with Colorado-based Walk2Connect, Boulder Walks provides opportunities for neighbors to connect with one another and with where they live and gives community members an active way to engage in GO Boulder's pedestrian planning activities. By walking and working together, we invest in a more walkable city. 

Upcoming Events

Boulder Walks hosts walks in and around Boulder all year long. Check out the full calendar of events on the Boulder Walks Facebook page.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Walks

Get to know some great everyday walking routes, learn about the work GO Boulder is doing to make our city even more walkable, meet your neighbors, and have fun with Boulder Walks! Each walk below is an hour long followed by an optional half-hour chat at a coffee shop along the route.

Some dates are special Walks with Council - these will be joined by city councilmembers, providing a less formal setting to discuss community issues while highlighting the walkability of Boulder. 

  • Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. 
    • Start at South Boulder Recreation Center. 
    • We will walk a total of about two miles around Harlow Platts Park and over to Lucky's Market Cafe for refreshments, then back to finish at the recreation center. This is a family-friendly and stroller-accessible walk.
  • Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
    • Start at the Twin Lakes Trailhead at Eaton Park in Gunbarrel, at the end of Nautilus Drive.
  • Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m. (Walk with Council)
    • Start at North Boulder Recreation Center
  • Saturday, July 20, at 9 a.m.
    • Start at West Boulder Senior Center
  • ​Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. (Walk with Council)
    • Start at East Boulder Recreation Center 
  • Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. (Walk with Council)
    • Start at South Boulder Recreation Center
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. (Walk with Council)
    • Start at West Boulder Senior Center
  • ​Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.
    • Start at East Boulder Recreation Center 
  • Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m.
    • Start at North Boulder Recreation Center

Background

GO Boulder’s Boulder Walks program was initiated in summer 2013 as a part of the 2012-2014 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update. In 2013 and 2014, Boulder Walks consisted of a series of walkabouts and walk audits with Boulder community members in neighborhoods across the city. In 2015, the program expanded to a series of community-based walks and walk audits. Check out the photo gallery from the 2014 walkabouts!

Partners and Contact Information

City of Boulder/GO Boulder
Amy Lewin, Senior Transportation Planner
[email protected]

Walk2Connect
Darcy Kitching, Boulder Program Coordinator
[email protected]