CO 119 Corridor Project September 2021 Update: Bikeway Project, 28th Street Improvements, Coffman Street

CO 119 Corridor Project

Boulder County released its video about the CO 119 corridor project!

Conceptual View of the SH 119 Bikeway

CO 119 Bikeway Project

Boulder County recently held a virtual public meeting to discuss the conceptual design for the CO 119 Bikeway.

The CO 119 Bikeway will run between Boulder and Longmont and optimize regional mobility by providing multimodal bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

The bikeway will provide a year-round safe, direct, accessible and comfortable bike facility with seamless connections to transit, neighborhoods, businesses and local walking and bicycling paths.

The vision for the bikeway was first conceived in the Northwest Area Mobility Study and later studied in the 2019 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL).

A recording of the meeting is available on Boulder County’s website.

A survey for public input is available both in English and Spanish on Boulder County’s website and will be available through Sept. 27.

For more information on the project, visit Boulder County’s webpage.

28th Street Improvements28th Street Bus Access Transit Rendering

Boulder city staff held two project information meetings in August to discuss the 28th Street Improvement Project.

28th Street is a state highway and a gateway to Boulder for employees, visitors, students and residents.

Corridor planning began in the early 2000s with a cutting-edge Complete Streets design, which has since evolved to sync with other regional projects and the community’s future transportation needs.

Improvements from Iris to Canyon will begin in 2022.

A recording from the meeting can be found on the City of Boulder’s project website.

SH 119 First and Final Mile Study Logo

CO 119 First and Final Mile Study

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study will be released to the public within the next month!

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study will provide phased recommendations for safe and comfortable multimodal connections to existing and future transit stops/stations, as well as to a more direct bikeway along CO 119.

These recommendations will consider how the stations areas vary across the corridor—by land use, transit user and trip types and the surrounding street network. Recommendations will include:

  • Low-stress bicycle and pedestrian connections
  • Way-finding signage
  • Shared parking (Gunbarrel station only)
  • Microtransit (Gunbarrel station only)
  • Transportation Demand Management
  • New programs

A consultant team, led by Fehr & Peers, conducted a planning study to create corridor-wide recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian connections, shared parking and microtransit.

Spine Road Improvements

Implementing the First and Final Mile Study

The City of Boulder’s Vision Zero Innovation Program installed low-cost, quick-build treatments at two existing pedestrian crossings on Spine Road east and west of Chaparral, as recommended in the CO 119 First and Final Mile Study.

The treatments include both curb extensions and median islands created from paint and posts. The intent of these installations is to reduce vehicle speeds and increase pedestrian crossing comfort.

Coffman Street Busway Project

The City of Longmont is hosting a public meeting for the Coffman Street Busway Project in Downtown Longmont on Sept. 27.

The Coffman Street Busway Project seeks to make Coffman Street, from 1st Avenue to 9th Avenue, multimodal corridor to support residents, businesses, visitors, bikes and pedestrians.

The project will include protected bike lanes, transit for less congestion, convenient commutes and the environment, parking for local businesses and sidewalks and trees for a walkable and vibrant community.

The open house will feature post stations where attendees can learn about the project and the new community vision for Coffman Street including transit and bike lanes.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit feedback on corridor characteristics as well as discuss the CO 119 project with staff from RTD and Boulder County.

The meeting will be at the St. Vrain, located at 635 3rd Avenue, from 4 to 6 p.m.

To learn more, visit the City of Longmont’s webpage.