1. Community Engagement

  2. Plan

  3. Build

  4. Complete

Completion Date
2024
Current Phase
Plan

Project Overview

The city is making multimodal enhancements on 30th St. near CU's campus to make biking, walking, driving and taking transit in the area safer and more convenient. The improvements include adding protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks and new landscaping along 30th Street between Colorado Ave and Arapahoe Ave for a safer and more comfortable walking and bicycling experience.

This corridor was identified for multimodal safety improvements after an extensive engagement process for the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study. The study looked at existing and future travel conditions and needs to identify transportation projects that would improve travel and safety for all modes along the 30th/Colorado corridors.

A public information session will be held in Spring 2022 to share the preliminary designs.

Spring 2022 Update

The 30th Corridor Multimodal Improvements project is undergoing preliminary design based on the recommendation from the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study. A public information session is planned for spring 2022.

Project Improvements

The City of Boulder is also constructing improvements on 30th Street: 

  • The focus on the project is adding raised, separated bike lanes along 30th St. between Arapahoe Ave. and Colorado Ave.  

  • The project will also include wider sidewalks, and landscaping  

  • The project will also address provide access at bus stops on 30th St 

  • The facilities will connect to the new 30th and Colorado Underpass, and to the Boulder Creek Multi‐Use Path south of Scott Carpenter Park.  

Project Background

This project was identified for multimodal safety improvements in partnership with CU in the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study. This study looked at existing and future travel conditions and needs to identify transportation projects that would improve travel and safety for all modes in the 30th/Colorado corridors.  The study began in 2017 and following community engagement was approved by City Council in 2019. All the projects recommended in the study will help Boulder build out its protected bike lane network for a safer and better-connected bike network around town.

This 30th St. Corridor was initially identified because the street sees a high number of pedestrian, bike, transit, and vehicle activity. This location was among the areas with the highest number of crashes identified in the Safe Streets Report.