Message from the Executive Director: First and Final Mile Studies are Critical for Northwest Metro Region

Commuting Solutions recently released the CO 119 First and Final Mile Study, which is a big accomplishment! We’ve been working with our partners and stakeholders for more than a year to provide phased recommendations to make CO 119, from Boulder to Longmont, a safe and comfortable corridor to walk, bicycle and take public transit on.

The first and final miles of a transit trip is often the hardest miles to complete, especially in suburban communities that were originally designed for cars.

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study is our second First and Final Mile Study that Commuting Solutions has put together, the first being for US 36.

These reports are critical because both corridors are essential regional corridors that provide important connections to multiple locations as well as to a number of key destinations.

The study provides recommendations regarding wayfinding signage, low-stress bicycle and pedestrian connections, shared parking, small shuttles, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and new programs.

As the CDOT, RTD and local government partners proceed with the design of the corridor, safe and reliable connections to businesses and neighborhoods are important to foster use of transit and bicycling in the corridor.

The study provides a roadmap for how we can achieve that connected future and enables our partners to integrate the recommendations into the corridor’s future design and funding.

As Boulder County and surrounding areas grow, we need to improve the infrastructure to ensure that there are additional options and safe ways to travel. We’re excited and motivated to begin to work with our partners to put forth the recommendations and make CO 119 a safe and comfortable place for people to walk, bike and access public transit

We invite you to read the study in full on our webpage!