On August 29th, the Boulder City Council unanimously accepted the East Arapahoe Transportation Plan—a long-range vision for safety, access, and mobility improvements along one of Boulder’s busiest regional travel corridors. Future uses of the street include developing bus rapid transit, protected bike lanes, and enhanced streetscape and pedestrian facilities. The plan addresses increasing regional demand for travel to and through the corridor, as substantial development is expected in communities east of Boulder. The corridor within Boulder would connect with a regional State Highway 7 BRT line to Brighton, which the City is pursuing as part of a regional coalition. From coverage in the Daily Camera: “We have more capacity along that corridor than we are actually using,” said Johnny Drozdek, a member of the City’s Transportation Advisory Board. The transportation plan is about “managing those lanes better.”
Tom Brennan led the project, with contributions from Oren Eshel, Corinna Kimball-Brown, Paul Leitman, Tomoko DeLaTorre, Kevin Ottem, Drew Meisel, and others. We partnered with FTH (local traffic firm) and Fehr & Peers. The plan can be found on the City of Boulder website here.