28th Street and Colorado Avenue is a busy intersection where many people travel by walking, biking, rolling, taking the bus and driving. The city’s Safe Streets Report, which evaluates traffic crash data in Boulder, identified this intersection as one of the areas in the city with the highest number of crashes. The city identified this intersection for multimodal safety improvements in partnership with CU Boulder through the 30th Street and Colorado Avenue Corridors Study. The study evaluated existing and future travel conditions and needs to identify transportation projects that will improve travel and safety in the area for everyone.
Improvements are also an important part of the city’s Core Arterial Network (CAN), which includes both 28th Street and Colorado Avenue. The CAN is a connected system of protected bicycle lanes, intersection enhancements, pedestrian facilities, and transit facility upgrades that will help reduce the potential for severe crashes and make it more comfortable and convenient for people to get where they need to go along Boulder’s main corridors.