Colorado 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) 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. 

First and Final Mile Study

The CO 119 First and Final Mile Study provides 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 consider how the stations areas vary across the corridor—by land use, transit user and trip types and the surrounding street network.

Recommendations include:

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

This study developed 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.

First and last mile graphic showing home and bike in first mile, followed by bus, then walking to work last mile.

Commuting Solutions
WCA Lunch

May 29, 2024  | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
At Elevations Credit Union in Broomfield