Transportation & Mobility Department
The Public Works - Transportation and Mobility Department's functions include transportation planning and operations (including GO Boulder, traffic engineering and safety), project management, transportation maintenance and Boulder Municipal Airport operations.
Construction and Travel Impacts - Cone Zones
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Neighborhood Shared Streets (Local Access Only)
In response to COVID-19 and as part of the city’s Vision Zero program, the City of Boulder will be temporarily turning the following streets, yours included, into “Shared Streets” starting in October. This means that traffic will be limited to local access only (residents and traffic going to/coming from places on the street). All pedestrians and cyclists will have access to the streets for the duration of the project. You will see barricades at the entrances to these streets - please drive around them slowly! The shared streets will create safer public spaces for recreation and social distancing and connect residents to the city’s multi-use path system and bike lanes. So get out there and experience the Shared Streets!
- 11th Street between Arapahoe and University avenues
- 12th Street from Baseline Road to the Chautauqua Auditorium
- Martin Drive between Moorhead Avenue and Table Mesa Drive
- Columbine Avenue between 12th Street and Sunnyvale Lane
- 34th Street between Valmont Road and Howard Heuston Park at 3200 34th St.
- Juilliard Street between Gillaspie Drive and Lehigh Street
Local traffic includes any traffic going to or coming from a location on the streets above. This includes traffic traveling to and from schools and businesses, deliveries, waste collection, USPS, and visitors to residents living on these streets.
Boulder Meadows Shared Streets
Beginning in October, traffic will be limited to local access only on 19th Street between Violet Avenue and Yarmouth Avenue to create socially distanced recreational opportunities for Boulder Meadows residents while maintaining neighborhood residents’ existing access to bus routes on 19th Street. The grant will also create opportunities for multilingual education on the pandemic by inviting community members to collaborate with a local artist on the creation and installation of a street mural at 19th Street and Avocado Road. Bilingual community surveyors will engage residents in both English and Spanish on their experiences during the pandemic and their hopes for the community through recovery. The surveyors will also document usage of the street closure to assess the project and consider short and long-term community improvements.
The Neighborhood Shared Streets and Boulder Meadows Shared Street will be installed the second week of October 2020, and will last through the end of the month. Staff will remove the Shared Streets prior to significant snowfall in November.
Funding for the closures comes from “Revitalizing Main Street” grants totaling $124,500 from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Can Do Colorado Challenge. Learn more
Where Can I Ride My Bike on the Sidewalk?
Riding bikes on the sidewalk is prohibited downtown on and around the Pearl Street Mall and in most commercial areas. Here's a detailed map of where bikes are and are not allowed to be ridden.