Project Overview

The Pavement Management Program Mobility Enhancements Initiative incorporates bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements into annual pavement resurfacing work to help make our streets safer for walking and biking.

2022 Projects

Lehigh Street

  • Pedestrian crossing and intersection safety improvements near Mesa Elementary
  • Installation of a paved multi-use path through Bear Creek Park connecting Lehigh and Bear Creek Elementary
  • Resurfacing of Lehigh/Greenbriar between Table Mesa and east of Galena/Redstone
  • Removal of the center turn lane between Table Mesa Drive and Cragmoor Road to add a buffer and provide more separation between bike lanes and vehicle travel lanes

Learn more about the Lehigh Corridor Project.

17th Street

  • Resurfacing of 17th Street from Pearl Street to Macky Drive

  • Two-stage left-turn queue boxes for making left turns onto Walnut Street from 17th Street, including “no right turn on red” signs for drivers

  • Green pavement markings to increase the visibility of bike paths on Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue

  • A new bike lane segment southbound from Pearl Street to Walnut Street

  • Newly restriped bike lanes and crosswalks between Pearl Street and Macky Drive

PMP Low Stress map

Past Projects

Communications and outreach for these projects included direct communication with nearby residents via postcards and mailers, social media promotion, website updates and coverage in the city's e-newsletter and online newsroom.

Folsom Street (Valmont Avenue to Pine Street)

In December 2021, the city finished installation of:

  • A cast-in-place curb-separated bike lane treatment with plastic delineators for enhanced visibility of the curb separation for bicyclists and motorists.
  • Additional green conflict markings
  • Enhanced signing
  • Resurfacing and striping upgrades (completed over the summer)

This location was identified for a vertically separated bike facility due to its 30 mph speed limit and higher average daily traffic.

Baseline Road (Gregory Canyon to Broadway)

  • Installed a buffered bike lane at the eastbound approach of the intersection at Baseline and Broadway
  • Resurfacing on Baseline was completed in early October.

The buffered bike lane will help eastbound bicyclists position themselves in a dedicated area at the front of the intersection, increasing their visibility.

Communications and outreach for these projects included an open house, Be Heard Boulder questionnaire, direct communication with nearby residents via postcards and mailers, social media promotion, website updates and coverage in the city's e-newsletter and online newsroom.

Pine Street (Folsom Street to 28th Street)
A new buffered bike lane was installed between Folsom and 28th streets. Along with the new bike lane, the speed limit on this stretch of Pine Street was lowered from 30 mph to 25 mph.

Table Mesa Drive (Vassar Drive to Broadway)
A number of bicycle safety improvements were made across the Table Mesa corridor, in addition to the pavement resurfacing work. These included adding and widening bike lanes and installing a painted "bike box" at Broadway to assist with safe turning movements.

Folsom Street (Iris Avenue to Valmont Road)​
The city installed green bike lane striping at intersections to improve visibility added a buffer between the existing drive lanes and bike lanes and reduced the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.

All three streets were identified for multimodal safety improvements in Boulder’s Low-Stress Walk and Bike Network Plan, which charts a course for enhancing existing facilities and filling in missing links in Boulder’s bicycle and pedestrian transportation network.