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Downtown Boulder Station

Downtown Boulder Station (at 14th Street and Walnut Street) is a longstanding fixture of the community's central civic area. In recent years, the transit station has had more buses and passengers than its current size was designed to serve. Today, the station serves nearly the same number of bus routes as Denver's Union Station, but it occupies less than one-eighth of Union Station's space and has half the gate capacity. An estimated 420 passengers currently board buses at Downtown Boulder Station during rush hour. Boulder's demand for high-capacity transit will continue to grow with the implementation of the Northwest Area Mobility Study. Peak demand could double over the next 20 years. If this happens, the station would need to expand from its current holding capacity of 19 buses by adding five to seven additional bus bays.   

What is the Downtown Boulder Station Study?

The purpose of the Downtown Boulder Station Study is to determine how the relocation and redevelopment of Boulder's premier transit station could best serve the needs of current and future transit riders. This study will develop recommendations for the location and design through technical analysis and community outreach. 

The next phase of the Boulder's Civic Area improvements will focus on creating an area plan for the "East Bookend" of the site. This process will take place over the next 18 months and will be informed by community input, previous planning efforts and detailed analysis of the site's opportunities and constraints. An improved Downtown Boulder Station is one of several possibilities for this location. 

Public Engagement

The City of Boulder will need your help planning the future of Downtown Boulder Station. Over the coming months the community will be asked to provide input on the location and design of Downtown Boulder Station's redevelopment. 

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For more information, please contact Natalie Stiffler, senior transportation planner, at [email protected]

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