Other Great Options
GO Boulder offers a variety of resources to help safely complete trips on bike, foot or bus. Other options include carpools, vanpools, segways, a guaranteed ride home program and car sharing.
Want to save money, time, and wear and tear on your car? Carpooling is a great way to do all that and more. Carpooling consists of two or more people sharing a ride from their neighborhood to their place of employment. Using their own vehicles, carpoolers often share the responsibility of driving or one drives and the passengers share the cost of gas and or parking expenses. Carpoolers can take advantage of numerous "Carpool/High Occupancy" lanes on US 36, I-25 and in the Denver Metro Area.
To learn more about carpooling along the Front Range, call 1-888-458-POOL or call the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Travel Demand Management Coordinator at 303-757-9997.
GO Boulder is offering a $20 per rider per month subsidy for current and new WaytoGO and VanGo vanpool riders if you work in Boulder! Visit Bouldervanpool.com
Vanpooling provides an alternative to carpooling and public transportation by offering options for traveling by van. Passengers share the ride and pay a low monthly fare. Vanpools are most successful when six to 15 passengers that live and work within a small radius of each other commute together.
Vanpools can be owned by the driver, sponsored by an employer or a third-party program, or sponsored by a public agency such as MetroRides, VanGo or RideArrangers. Third-party sponsorships are popular throughout the Denver Metro Area, with more than 100 vans operating from Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins.
Contact Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC) at www.bouldertc.org to help setup NEW vanpools to/from Boulder BTC or email at [email protected] with BTC to setup a vanpool consultation for your organization.
Car sharing is a pay-as-you-go car usage system. Members go online, reserve a car and then use their personal key fob to access the car. Billing is both hourly and based on mileage fees. Insurance, maintenance and gas are all included. Car sharing has been shown to increase pedestrian, bike and transit trips by up to 54 percent. Members can save up to $250 to $300 per month.
CU NightRide provides service on the main CU Boulder campus and from or to any point off campus within the Boulder city limits. CU NightRide is for CU students, faculty and staff only. To schedule a ride, call 303-492-7233 (B-SAFE). For more information, select the "CU NightRide" link or call 303-492-3230.
The Guaranteed Ride Home program provides a free taxi ride home from the office for employees who have an emergency arise on a day that they used a transportation option instead of driving alone to work.
Segway scooters may be operated on city streets. They may not be operated in bicycle lanes, on sidewalks or on multi-use paths. When operated on a street, they must drive in the lane farthest to the right available to that class of vehicle and as close as practicable to the right-hand curb (but not in the bicycle lane) except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection.
Current laws restrict skating to multi-use paths. Skating is illegal in commercial areas including Downtown Boulder, the Twenty Ninth Street retail district and University Hill. The Boulder City Skatepark is located at the southwest corner of Arapahoe Avenue and 30 th Street, just north of Scott Carpenter Park.
Motorized scooters are considered a motor vehicle and therefore are not allowed on sidewalks, paths or on public streets. Non-motorized scooters fall under the same category as longboards or skateboards.
Always remember to:
- Stay to the right except when passing slower path users; and
- Give an audible signal, such as "passing" or "on your left" to let pedestrians know you are approaching.
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GO Boulder offers a variety of resources to help safely complete trips on bike, foot or bus. Includes carpools, vanpools and car sharing.