City staff speaks with a child next to a table of miscellaneous toys for a transportation activity.
BOULDER, Colo. – The City of Boulder is hosting an in-person public open house for the Iris Avenue Transportation Improvements Project, which aims to make Iris Avenue between Broadway and 28th Street safer, more connected and more comfortable for all travelers.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Foothill Elementary School library (1001 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder, CO 80304). From Oct. 24-Nov. 8, those who cannot attend the open house are invited to visit Be Heard Boulder to watch the virtual open house recording and provide their input via a short online questionnaire.
City staff will share project information and learnings from the community gathered through engagement activities this summer, including pop-up events and a previous online questionnaire. Additional community input is welcome. The city's community engagement partner, Growing Up Boulder, will also provide a summary of feedback shared by kids in Boulder.
“So far this summer, we've heard from over 1,100 people about how they travel along and across Iris every day. We heard what people like and don’t like, and their ideas for how to improve travel in the future,” said Senior Transportation Planner Ericka Amador. “We’re thrilled so many people are interested in making Iris better. When they share these experiences, it helps us understand how we can best work toward transportation improvements for our community.”
Community members are welcome to drop in at any time during the open house. Spanish interpretation is available on request. Children’s activities are available for families. Participants are encouraged to walk, bike or take transit to the event. Bike racks and limited parking are available.
Project design will not begin until 2024, after initial data and community feedback, including comments from the open house, are analyzed. This project is part of the Core Arterial Network (CAN), a Boulder City Council priority initiative. Learn more on the project webpage.