The City of Longmont is hosting a public meeting for the Coffman Street Busway Project in Downtown Longmont on Sept. 27.
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.
28th Street Improvements Project
City of Boulder staff are modifying the 28th Street Improvements Project lane design to be a Bus Access Transit lane. In the early 2000s, a Bike-Business-Access Transit lane emerged as the preferred design option through public engagement. However, in keeping with recent best practices identified in the research, staff has decided to modify the design and remove the striping for bicyclists.
Per the State of Colorado laws, bikes can legally still use the lane, but will not be actively encouraged to do so.
This design will provide a low-stress option and continuous facility along the corridor.
Boulder County CO 119 Bikeway Project
Boulder County is currently in the process of designing a paved-off street multi-use path along CO 119 between Boulder and Longmont. The CO 119 Bikeway project will optimize regional mobility between Boulder and Longmont by providing multimodal bicycle and pedestrian improvements that result in safer, more reliable, more comfortable and more appealing travel options.
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). The overall corridor vision includes:
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
- Intersection Improvements
- Separated Bikeway Multi-Use Path
City of Longmont Coffman Street Busway Project
The Coffman Street Busway project seeks to make Coffman Street, from 1st Avenue to 9th Avenue, a world-class, multimodal corridor to support residents, businesses, visitors, cyclists and pedestrians, commuters, the environment and the city.
Currently, the Coffman Street Busway project is developing design concepts, which will be evaluated against technical performance measurements and the Guiding Principles, which will be developed using community input.
Construction is not planned to start until 2023.
The project will have protected bike lands for safe bicycle travel, transit for less congestion, parking for local businesses and sidewalks and trees for a walkabout and vibrant community.
Rendering of the Proposed CO 119 Corridor
The preferred option is to implement BRT using managed lanes. BRT and managed lanes will provide:
- Highest travel time savings: 37-minute travel time (29 minutes saved in comparison to the BOLT)
- Best transit service reliability
- Higher transit ridership
- Greatest number of travel options and benefits for all users: vehicles, transit, carpool, express tolls and bicyclists while reducing congestion. There are 7,620 – 7,640 people traveling through the corridor per day – a 33% increase compared to the existing corridor
- Improvements can be phased over time as funding becomes available