Winter is here, and with snow comes slippery streets.
On average, 5% of crashes in the city happen in winter conditions. Together we can bring this number down and achieve Vision Zero, a future with zero severe crashes.
Whether you plan on walking, biking or driving, here are six reminders to help you travel safely this winter.
Get a Grip
Winterize your gear and check for traction on tires and shoes. Tread will help cut through ice and snow and give you a better grip to get to your destination safely.
Ready Your Route
Plan your travel path with our interactive snow removal map to know which streets, sidewalks and multi-use paths to use. Snow crews work 24/7 to clear these routes, including multi-use paths, prioritizing key routes like emergency connections.
The city clears 100% of all multi-use paths.
Turn your lights on, use reflectors and wear reflective gear to stand out in the storm. Low visibility during longer winter nights makes it extra important to help others see where you are, whether you’re traveling on roads, sidewalks or multi-use paths.
Bicycles are required to have headlights and reflectors in Boulder.
Take Your Time
Sun glare from November to February, slippery conditions and unpredictable weather are a recipe for danger.
Clear the snow off your ride, check the forecast and budget a few extra minutes to your route so you can take the time to arrive safely and without a sweat.
Watch live traffic cameras to stay aware of real-time conditions.
Ice and snow are the name of the game. While our snow crews work 24/7 during blizzards to clear the path, big storms cause big delays.
During winter weather, find storm and snowplow updates on the Snow and Ice Removal page.
Help your neighbors travel safely by doing your part to clear sidewalks or going the extra mile and volunteering.
Adopt a transit stop to clear and protect people from slips and falls
Volunteer to clear sidewalks for community members who are unable to clear snow
Shovel sidewalks. To keep people safe and help us all move around, anyone who lives on or owns private property is required to clear adjacent sidewalks within 24 hours after it stops snowing.
Stay warm with the community spirit and stay safe on your travels this winter!