CO Highway 119 First and Final Mile Study

Why the First and Final Mile Matters

CO 119 is an essential regional corridor that provides an important connection between the City of Boulder and the City of Longmont and to a number of key destinations. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), express/managed lanes and a regional bikeway are planned for the corridor.

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.

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 future 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

First and Final Mile Study

CO 119 First and Final Mile Study CoverThis study will develop a plan to increase transit ridership by developing strategies to improve multi-modal connectivity and safety to the future Bus Rapid Transit stations along the corridor.

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study is available to the public. The Study can be read in full.

First and Final Mile Illustration project timeline

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