Provide Feedback on New Vision Zero Street Safety Improvements
The city installed new treatments at two busy locations in Boulder to improve comfort and safety for crossing pedestrians and bicyclists.
We want your feedback to help staff evaluate how effective new designs are at improving travel comfort and safety. Fill out this short questionnaire to help improve safety at two major intersections in Boulder:
23rd Street and Canyon Boulevard: Installed a curb extension to decrease the crossing distance and slow turning vehicles; added a crosswalk across Canyon Boulevard with a flashing beacon to ensure greater visibility to drivers.
26th Street and Spruce Street: Installed curb extensions on both streets to decrease crossing distances and slow turning vehicles; installed a crosswalk with signage across Spruce Street. A local artist’s design will be installed at this intersection within the next few months to further improve visibility to drivers.
The questionnaire is available in Spanish and can be accessed through QR codes on orange signs located near the treatment locations.
Making moves for GreenStreets
The crossing improvement at 23rd and Canyon is part of Boulder's effort to make 23rd Street from Mapleton Street to Grove Street a Neighborhood GreenStreet. Neighborhood GreenStreets are low-traffic streets prioritized for walking and bicycling. The 23rd Street GreenStreet will provide a lower-stress route for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling north-south between neighborhoods to the north and the CU Boulder campus to the south while maintaining access to the shopping centers along Folsom Street.
Vision Zero Innovation Program
The improvements at 26th and Spruce streets were made through the city’s Vision Zero Innovation Program (VZIP), which was launched last year. The program is dedicated to installing innovative, quick-build improvements on city streets to increase safety and comfort for all modes of travel.
In 2020, staff conducted a community engagement process and evaluation of high-risk streets to determine a list of 11 locations to receive VZIP safety improvements. A second group of locations will receive quick-build treatments later this year.
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.
The new curb extensions and flashing crosswalk at 23rd and Canyon
The new curb extensions and crosswalk at Spruce and 26th
Published: May 11, 2021