Feb. 8, 2017 - Boulder to Form Community Working Group for 30th and Colorado Corridors Study
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Deanna Kamhi, Public Works, 303-441-1937
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155
Boulder to form community working group for 30th and Colorado Corridors Study
The city is currently seeking individuals to join a community working group to provide input and feedback during the planning process for the 30th Street corridor (between Baseline Road and Pearl Street) and the Colorado Avenue corridor (between Foothills Parkway and Broadway at Euclid Avenue).
The City of Boulder is studying 30th Street corridor (between Baseline Road and Pearl Street) and the Colorado Avenue corridor (between Foothills Parkway and Broadway at Euclid Avenue) to develop a conceptual design to address existing and future multimodal travel and safety needs along these corridors. The corridor plans will build on the goals outlined in the Transportation Master Plan by working with the community to identify multimodal facility enhancements and safety projects. This will include exploring opportunities to enhance the experience for people walking, biking, accessing transit and driving in both corridors. The community working group will be an important part of the community engagement process.
The city is seeking a group of up to 15 individuals with varying backgrounds and interests to provide input and feedback to city staff during the planning process. Participants will include people who live, work and travel in the corridors and individuals who are interested citywide. The working group is expected to meet four to five times between March and October 2017, and the group’s input will help staff explore future transportation improvement options that serve the range of varying interests and travel needs in the community based on achieving the goals of the Transportation Master Plan. City staff will use the group’s feedback to develop recommendations and materials for consideration at Transportation Advisory Board and City Council meetings.
Community members interested in participating in the working group should submit a letter of interest that includes a statement explaining why the applicant is interested in being part of the community working group for the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study; lists areas of experience and interests that would be beneficial to the group; confirms availability for four to five evening meetings during the designated time period; and that includes the applicant’s name, telephone number and email address to Noreen Walsh, Senior Transportation Planner, at email@example.com by Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. Letters of interest will be reviewed by city staff and a final selection will be made by the City Manager.
Expectations and Commitment for selection includes:
- A clear commitment to attend four to five, two-hour meetings, March through October 2017
- The ability to engage in a constructive dialogue with other members of the group, the consultants and city staff about changes in both corridors
- Provide input and ideas on the key topics to be explored in the corridors study, and how the community working group will work together and with staff
- Review materials prior to working group meetings
- Bring different perspectives on travel in the corridors
- Provide feedback on how to communicate project information to members of the community and corridors stakeholders
- Provide feedback on information prepared by staff to ensure its understandable, transparent and complete.
For more information, please contact Noreen Walsh at 303-441-4301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study, please attend an open house on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CU Boulder, Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Complex (SEEC),
4001 Discovery Drive (MacAllister Building Auditorium, Room 120). Details: https://bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/30th-and-colorado-corridors-study