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

The City of Boulder has launched its second on-demand open house and online questionnaire in both English and Spanish to collect community member input on proposed changes to its snow and ice response program. This engagement opportunity is part of the Transportation and Mobility Department’s review of its current Snow and Ice Response.

This round of engagement will focus on gathering feedback about potential changes to the program, which were developed after thorough analysis of the current program coupled with community input. Over 600 community members offered feedback and shared their winter travel experience during the first round of engagement in 2023.

To provide feedback, community members can participate in an on-demand open house and online questionnaire at their convenience in English or Spanish. The questionnaire will be open through Feb. 9 and will help the department understand community response to the proposed program changes. Feedback will be used to inform the final program changes, which are dependent on available resources and may occur in winter 2024/2025 at the earliest.

“Snow and ice response is one of our core services, and this program review gives us the opportunity to make sure we are meeting the community’s needs in this area,” said Transportation Maintenance Manager Scott Schlecht. “Our hope is to have as many community members as possible weigh in on the proposed program changes.”

Clearing snow and ice in Boulder is a shared responsibility between Transportation and Mobility, Parks and Recreation, Code Enforcement, local partners and private property owners. This review is focused on potential changes to snow and ice response on streets, bus stops, multi-use paths, the bike network and shoveled areas maintained by Transportation and Mobility.

Information about the city’s current approach to snow and ice can be found on its website.