Staff will present recommendations from evaluation study to board on Dec. 12
The City of Boulder is finalizing an evaluation study for the Vision Zero Innovation Program (VZIP) projects installed across the city in 2020 and 2021. VZIP implemented cost-efficient, quick-build projects to accelerate progress toward creating safer streets, with the study finding that of the 20 project locations evaluated, 12 are recommended to be kept, three modified, and five removed.
View VZIP recommendations, which are based on the following evaluation criteria:
Before and after speed and traffic volume data
Periodic field observations
Maintenance records and maintenance staff feedback regarding snow and ice removal
Feedback from the City of Boulder Fire Department
Community input from over 300 responses via phone, email and a questionnaire
Staff will present their recommendations to the Transportation Advisory Board at the Dec. 12 meeting. The public may comment on the recommendations at the board meeting or through a form on the program webpage by Friday, Dec. 9.
Staff will begin modifications in 2023 and continue to monitor the VZIP projects over time. The evaluation study will be used to inform future projects.
The city’s Transportation and Mobility Department dedicated $250,000 of its Vision Zero funding in 2020 to VZIP to help achieve the Boulder community’s goal of eliminating fatalities and serious injuries caused by severe crashes. The program maximizes limited funds with quick, cost-efficient projects to improve traffic safety.