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Transportation Master Plan (TMP)

Transportation Master Plan Overview

Boulder’s 2013-2014 TMP Update process started with a Policy Review Phase approved by City Council, showing that the policy foundation of the 2008 TMP is sound and has shown significant results. However, there is need for refinement and to accelerate the rate of change to achieve mode shift and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) targets to accomplish Boulder’s transportation goals as well as the Climate Commitment and broader community goals of the city’s Sustainability Framework.

The TMP update has been supported by a robust public outreach effort, with traditional approaches as well as digital formats, social media, video, and innovative events to reach broad audience, including youth/families, neighborhoods,business, employers/employees, local and regional stakeholders, and agency partners.

As part of the city’s efforts to integrate planning efforts under the Sustainability Framework, the TMP will remain a dynamic, living document that will continue to influence other planning efforts and be influenced by them. Staff expects that the TMP will be amended over time through an iterative process with the results of other citywide planning and sustainability initiatives.

New for the 2013-2014 TMP update, the TMP Action Plan pdf has been created and is intended to be a dynamic, working document to guide implementation of the Transportation Master Plan. The TMP Action Plan includes a combination of immediate, near-term, and long-term action items for all of the TMP focus areas and measurable objectives, such as corridor studies/projects, Walk/Bike innovations, transit system improvements, regional BRT, Eco Pass, and TDM efforts, which can be set in motion following the proposed approval of the 2013-2014 TMP.

Transportation Master Plan (TMP)

The TMP provides the policy basis for how transportation funding is spent, and what projects or programs the city focuses on to provide transportation services for its citizens through the year 2035. The TMP sets these projects and programs within the context of the broader community goals to protect the natural environment and enhance Boulder's quality of life.

The City of Boulder's TMP was first adopted in 1989 and was later updated in 1996, 2003, 2008 and 2014. While the city tries to update its master plans about every five years (update process), the TMP and this website are intended to be a "living" plan and will be updated, as needed.


Randall Rutsch
Senior Transportation Planner 303-441-4270
[email protected]

Kathleen Bracke
GO Boulder Manager
[email protected]

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