The 30th and Colorado Corridors Study looked at existing and future travel conditions and needs to develop design options to improve travel for all modes along 30th Street (Baseline to Pearl) and Colorado Avenue (Foothills Parkway to Broadway/Euclid).
The 30th Street and Colorado Avenue corridors provide safe, enjoyable, and direct travel for people of all ages and abilities, using all modes of transportation in all weather conditions. As Complete Streets, these vibrant corridors efficiently connect people to neighborhoods, jobs, shopping, parks, schools, the University of Colorado, and the surrounding natural environment.
Projects in the Study Area
- 30th and Colorado Underpass
- Foothills Underpass
- Intersection Safety Improvements
Final Recommended Designs
Five design options were considered for each of three corridors within the study.
View the recommended designs in cross-section for 30th Street and Colorado Avenue below:
View the recommended designs in plan layout for 30th Street and Colorado Avenue below:
The City of Boulder and University of Colorado Boulder Transportation Master Plans identified the need for detailed studies of several transportation corridors in Boulder, including 30th Street and Colorado Avenue. These corridors provide travel options between key activity centers in Boulder, including the University of Colorado Boulder housing at Williams Village, CU East Campus, Boulder Junction, 29th Street and CU Main Campus.
The study area contains six of the top crash locations in Boulder, according to the 2016 Boulder Safe Streets Report.
The purpose of the study was to examine existing and anticipated transportation conditions and needs, and develop designs to improve travel for all modes for 30th Street from Baseline Road to Pearl Street, and Colorado Avenue from Foothills Parkway to CU Main Campus/ Broadway and Euclid Avenue.
The study began in 2017 and following community engagement was approved by City Council in 2019.