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TMP in Action

Implementation.....Next Steps

The purpose of the Draft 2014 TMP Action Plan pdf is to guide the implementation of plan, and is intended to provide a high level, visual tool for what is needed over time to realize the many ambitious goals in the TMP. This document includes a combination of action items for all of the TMP’s focus areas and measureable objectives.

The TMP Action Plan pdf is provided in sections for Immediate (2014-16), Near Term (2017-2020), and Long Term (2021-2035) to help guide annual work programs and budgeting to bring the various policies and concepts identified in the updated TMP to life.  

Each of the action items listed includes a brief description, identifies key stakeholders, and indicates the anticipated TMP Investment Program for the item. The Current Funding (fiscally constrained) investment program is based on anticipated funding through 2035.  Examples include smaller scale action items such as corridor studies, living laboratory projects, information systems, design standards, and multimodal and TDM programs.  Some future action items such as larger scale capital projects will require additional funding so these are shown as part of the Action or Vision investment programs.

The TMP Action Plan pdf is intended to be a dynamic, working document and can be updated easily and frequently in response to evolving needs and through integrated planning initiatives to accomplish Boulder’s transportation vision as well as broader community goals in accordance with the city’s Sustainability Framework. The following reflects work to pursue in each of the five policy focus areas. 

Five Policy Focus Areas  

Complete Streets

  • Focus on roadway enhancement and street corridor projects that advance multi-modal and livability goals
  • Continue to implement efficiency improvements in the multimodal system
  • Continue to prioritize, design, and construct complete streets for all modes
  • Continue to pursue lower-cost pedestrian and bicycle facility enhancements
  • Continue the Living Lab program and Expand the living laboratory philosophy
  • Complete the transportation networks in Boulder Junction
  • Coordinate transportation planning and investments with anticipated changes in land use
  • Maintain and expand the existing CTN transit service
  • Work with regional partners to implement high quality BRT service
  • Pursue implementation of providing real-time transit information
  • Explore and develop transit service delivery options
  • Implement mobility hubs
  • Enhance transportation data collection and system status reporting

Regional Travel

  • Continue to support and participate in coalitions to create multimodal plans and funding for implementing BRT
  • Maintain the city’s role in supporting the locally preferred improvements and high-quality BRT on the US 36 corridor
  • Provide separate bike facilities on regional corridors
  • Increase collaborative planning and funding activities
  • Increase the city’s activities to create effective regional partnerships

Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

  • Continue to work with Boulder County and RTD on the development of a Community-wide Eco Pass
  • Continue to support and coordinate activities with the existing transportation management organizations
  • Continue to support and coordinate activities with partner community organizations
  • Continue the AMPS process to align parking utilization and requirements to city sustainability goals
  • Refine the TDM Toolkit for development review with partner organizations


  • Develop the annual transportation budget and CIP
  • Actively pursue outside funding to leverage local dollars
  • Continue exploring long-term, sustainable, and user-fee based funding
  • Use the new transportation revenues approved by the voters in 2013 consistent with community/voter guidance
  • Continue discussions with businesses, community groups, and Council to develop a user-fee based funding approach

Integrated Planning Initiatives for Sustainability

  • Continue cross-departmental coordination and collaboration to achieve multiple city goals
  • Maintain the GhG inventory system to track the TMP’s contribution to achieving the Climate Commitment
  • Carry out a series of corridor studies, coordinating land use, parking, housing and other goals
  • Full Report on Progress document every two years, plus add on-going, user-friendly, web-based dashboard