New infrastructure supports safe, convenient travel options for people walking and biking

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has awarded the City of Boulder $936,000 to extend the multi-use path on US36/28th Street from Fourmile Canyon Creek to Jay Road. Funding has been allocated for 2025, at which time planning and design will commence, with construction to follow.

The 10-foot wide paved path will complete a portion of the final northern segment of the US36/28th Street multi-use path and a segment of the Rocky Mountain Greenway regional trail system, extending safe, separated infrastructure for people walking, biking and taking local and regional transit.

“This project will provide an important connection to parks, schools, and other popular destinations for people who choose a car-free route in North Boulder. Today, many travel in the unimproved shoulder of the street, with no physical separation from fast-moving vehicular traffic,” said Principal Project Manager, Melanie Sloan. “We extend our gratitude to CDOT and our partners for making it possible to fill this missing link in our multi-use path network.”

Federal funds are allocated under the 2024-2026 funding period of the CDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which awards grants to projects that expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve quality of life and protect the environment. The city will contribute $234,000 toward the $1,170,000 total project.

By building a more comfortable and connected network for people to travel, the city aims to achieve its transportation goals to be safe, be equitable, provide travel choices and support clean air. Learn more about the Transportation Master Plan.

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