City Collecting Community Feedback on Proposed Vision Zero Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Improvements
Community members are encouraged to provide feedback on Be Heard Boulder for two upcoming Vision Zero initiatives to improve safety and comfort for walking and bicycling in Boulder.
Enhanced Pavement Management Program
Making streets safer for bicycling is one of our community's key transportation goals and essential for achieving Vision Zero. To help us fast-track progress toward these goals, this year the city will pair bicycle lane improvements identified in the 2019 Low-Stress Walk and Bike Network Plan with annual Pavement Management Program (PMP) street resurfacing work. Improvements are being proposed on three streets following scheduled PMP resurfacing this summer: Folsom Street (Iris Avenue to Valmont Road), Pine Street (Folsom Street to 28th Street) and Table Mesa Drive (Vassar Drive to Broadway). Community members can view details of the proposed improvements and provide their feedback on Be Heard Boulder through this summer. Resurfacing and bicycle lane improvement work is anticipated to begin in late July.
Vision Zero ‘Flex Fund’ for Innovation Projects
The city has dedicated $250,000 of its Vision Zero funding in 2020 to installing innovative, quick-build improvements on streets to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety and comfort. This program is intended to be a collaborative process with the community to identify potential improvements at specific locations throughout Boulder, including those identified as high-risk in the 2019 Boulder Safe Streets Report. Proposed safety improvements include curb extensions, pedestrian/bicyclist crossing treatments and traffic calming elements. The selected improvements will be installed beginning in fall 2020 through 2021. Before and after installation, staff will collect data and community feedback to evaluate their effectiveness. Community members can view details of the potential treatments and provide input, including sharing innovative treatment ideas they have observed from other cities, on Be Heard Boulder until July 13.
Vision Zero is the Boulder community's goal to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero. At its core, this goal is inspired by the belief that traffic collisions are preventable, and even one fatality is too many. Learn more about Vision Zero.
Published: June 29, 2020
Samantha Glavin, Media Relations, 720-564-2362
Amy Lewin, Senior Transportation Planner, 303-441-4138