Lehigh Corridor Improvements
We've heard from parents with students at Mesa Elementary and Bear Creek Elementary that Lehigh Street is difficult to cross and that a paved connection is needed through Bear Creek Park. In response, we've secured a combination of Vision Zero innovation funding, Capital Improvements Project funding, and a federal Safe Routes to School grant to make infrastructure changes that will improve safety for everyone walking and biking the corridor.
Learn more about the Lehigh Corridor Project.
Boulder Valley School District projects
Since 2001, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) has received almost $200,000 for education and outreach projects, including the Safe Schools Boulder project and a $60,000 grant to install improved bicycle parking at 20 schools. A total of 31 schools, including 14 BVSD and four private schools in Boulder, are encouraging more students to walk and bike to school safely as a result of the Safe Routes money.
For more information about the BVSD projects, contact BVSD Student Transportation Coordinator Landon Hilliard at 720-561-5931 or visit the Boulder Valley School District's Safe Routes to School website.
Hanover Avenue Multi-Use Path Project
This Safe Route to School funded project designed and constructed a multi-use path along Hanover Avenue from Broadway to 46th Street. This is expected to improve bicycling and walking for students traveling to four different schools in the area.
South Boulder Road and Manhattan Drive Intersection Improvements
This project was funded by the federal Safe Routes to School program and the 2011 City of Boulder Capital Improvement Bond.
Linden Avenue Sidewalk Project
Construction of the Linden Avenue sidewalk improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians on Linden Avenue by constructing a sidewalk on the north side of Linden Avenue between Broadway and Wonderland Hill Avenue.
Sidewalks along Linden Avenue were identified in the North Boulder Subcommunity Plan and by members of the community during the public outreach effort for the Missing Sidewalk Links Program. In 2009, the City of Boulder was awarded funding through the Colorado Safe Routes to School Program to complete a sidewalk along the north side of Linden Avenue.
The project was a partnership among the city, Boulder Valley School District, Foothills Elementary, Centennial and Casey middle schools, and Shining Mountain Waldorf School. The new sidewalk eliminated a barrier for students and their families by providing a safe walking and cycling route between homes and schools.