CO 119 October 2021 Update: Coffman Street Busway and CO 119 First and Final Mile Study

Coffman Street Busway Project

The City of Longmont recently held an in-person open house for the Coffman Street Busway project.

The Coffman Street Busway Project seeks to make Coffman Street, from 1st Avenue to 9th Avenue, a 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.

Approximately 65 members of the public joined project team staff to discuss the preferred alternative for the Coffman Street Busway. The event fully conformed with the Boulder County health orders requiring masks indoors.

The alternative that the project team was sharing with the public, and moves forward into design, was heavily influenced by previous public comment in more targeted, block-by-block in-person meetings. This alternative includes a side-running bus lane option that occasionally mixes with general traffic in low volume sections of the corridor where there are no bus stops.

The materials for the open house can be viewed by visiting engage.longmontcolorado.gov/coffman-street.

 

CO 119 First and Final Mile Study Released

Commuting Solutions has released the CO 119 First and Final Mile Study.

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study provides phased recommendations for safe and comfortable walking, bicycling, smaller shuttles and driving connections to existing and future transit stops and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations, as well as to a future commuter bikeway along the Diagonal Highway, between Boulder and Longmont.

The First and Final Mile gap is a barrier that discourages potential riders from using transit because a person’s beginning or ending trip cannot be easily and comfortably accessed from home, work or other destinations. This barrier can include trip distances, street network and design, a lack of available transportation options or other impediments.

These recommendations consider how the BRT stations areas vary across the corridor-by land use, transit user, trip types and the surrounding street network. Recommendations include low-stress bicycle and pedestrian linkages, wayfinding signage, shared parking, smaller shuttles and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies.

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study is a partnership between Commuting Solutions, Boulder County, the City of Boulder and the City of Longmont.

The full report can be read on Commuting Solutions’ website.