Community invited to provide feedback via an on-demand open house and online questionnaire


The City of Boulder has launched an on-demand open house and online questionnaire in both English and Spanish to collect community member input on its snow and ice response program. The feedback will be used to help inform an upcoming review of the program. The format of the open house and questionnaire allows community members to learn about the current program and provide input at their convenience.

Clearing snow and ice in Boulder is a partnership between multiple city departments, including Transportation and Mobility, Parks and Recreation and Code Enforcement, local partners and private property owners. The review is focused on potential changes to snow and ice clearing on streets, bus stops, multi-use paths, the bike network and shoveled areas maintained by the city’s Transportation and Mobility Department.

“With this program review, we are aiming to build awareness of how we currently respond when it snows, understand the community’s preference on snow and ice services, and consider changes for more efficient and effective service delivery,” said Transportation Maintenance Manager Scott Schlecht. “Our goal is to collect as much input as possible to help shape how we focus dollars and staff for snow and ice response.”

The online questionnaire will be open through March 17 and will focus on increasing awareness of where, when and why snow and ice clearing services are delivered, as well as collect feedback about the program. There will be additional opportunities for input this summer. Implementation of any proposed changes to the program is dependent on available resources and may occur in the 2023/2024 winter season at the earliest.

To watch the on-demand open house and answer the questionnaire, click on the links below:

For more information about how the city currently approaches clearing snow and ice, visit the Snow and Ice Response webpage.