As 2022 draws to a close, and people pause to take inventory of what we’re thankful for before ushering in a new year, we at Commuting Solutions are thankful and grateful for YOU!
Your enthusiastic partnership and participation as a valued member or partner of the Commuting Solutions family brought a bounty of sustainable transportation dreams, plans, and goals to fruitful reality in 2022.
Here are six important events and actions from this year we wanted to remember. These are only some of the things we’d like to thank you for your help in making happen in 2022:
- Bike-n-Ride Shelter Openings
- Commuting Solutions — in partnership with RTD and the City and County of Broomfield and City of Westminster and you — opened two new Bike-n-Ride shelters at transit stations along the U.S. 36 corridor.
- Bike-n-Ride shelters provide easy access to a designated space where you can store and lock your bicycle while using RTD transit. Biking helps close any first/last mile gaps you may have on your trip or commute.
- Flatiron Flyer Ridership Challenge
- The Flatiron Flyer Rider Challenge invited people from the Denver metro region to take the RTD Flatiron Flyer to work, to school, to run errands and to explore the Boulder-Denver region rather than driving individually.
- To see the gas money saved by leaving a car at home and taking the Flatiron Flyer, participants enrolled in our Way to Go Challenge by DRCOG. Users who logged their trips were entered for a chance to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card at the end of the program.
- 6th Sustainable Summit
- In August, Commuting Solutions sponsored the 6th Sustainable Transportation Summit, Clear the Air — a hopeful space devoted to education and improvement.
- Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the fragile state of our air quality, Clear the Air generated a sense of energy and possibility around actions that can be taken by anyone to improve Front Range air.
- Downtown Superior Modes
- Commuting Solutions partnered with the town of Superior and Downtown Superior to help plan visits or regular commutes while using sustainable transportation options.
- The Superior Summertime Ride-Along series included training for Downtown Superior residents and special events to encourage car-free movement and travel options.
- During July, August and September, Commuting Solutions hosted Bike and Ride Meetups and Walk-and-Learns for the Superior Summertime Ride-Along series.
- Regional planning progress for CO 119, CO 7, US 287, 120th Avenue and CO 42
- Commuting Solutions has championed the northwest highways improvement plans within the Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS).
- NAMS was a collaborative effort to address cost increases and delays associated with building and operating the 41-mile Northwest Rail commuter rail line from Longmont to Denver.
- The study concluded with elected officials, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 13 area jurisdictions and agencies reaching consensus on transit priorities in the region.
- Passage of Boulder County Ballot Issue 1C
- We’re thankful you got out the “YES” vote and passed Ballot Issue 1C on Nov. 8, Election Day. Because you advocated and voted, Boulder County has a bright and funded future for better transportation solutions and improvements.
- The successful passage of the transportation sales tax is also a regional win, as the continuation of transportation funding your “YES” vote solidified will serve the entire region for years to come.
- Thank you, voters!
What a busy, productive year it’s been! One filled with transportation and clean air successes your hard work and dedication made possible. We are indeed thankful for you. All of us at Commuting Solutions hope you enjoy a wonderful and sustainable holiday season!