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.