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Posts Tagged ‘pedestrian’

A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Introduction

A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Introduction

Editor’s note: Throughout the summer we will run a serialized version of PLAN-Boulder County’s A Transportation Vision for Boulder. This is the introduction. Pearl Street Mall, June 2015, Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Dom Nozzi Many [...]

What’s Right about Right-sizing

What’s Right about Right-sizing

Wouldn't it be great if there were a simple way for Boulder to: reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions; support local businesses; strengthen social bonds in the community; reduce living costs for the most needy; improve human health; and [...]

FHWA | Road Diet Informational Guide

FHWA | Road Diet Informational Guide

"Four-lane undivided highways have a history of relatively high crash rates as traffic volumes increase and as the inside lane is shared by higher-speed through traffic and left-turning vehicles. One option for addressing this safety concern is a [...]

AARP | Road Diets Fact Sheet

AARP | Road Diets Fact Sheet

"Most drivers base their travel speed on what feels comfortable given the street design. The wider the road, the faster people tend to drive and, the faster the car, the more severe the injuries resulting from a crash. Research suggests that [...]

Is Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan Bold Enough?

Is Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan Bold Enough?

Boulder has admirably established an aggressive, necessary objective: The community shall achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) production. Achieving this lofty goal will require adopting effective, historically significant [...]

BVSD Makes a Dent in Driving

BVSD Makes a Dent in Driving

I’ve finally managed to do something in the world that has an impact.  It’s called Trip Tracker.  I work for Boulder Valley School District’s Transportation Department.  For almost everyone, school district transportation departments mean [...]

Trying to Create a Well Loved Place at Boulder Junction

Trying to Create a Well Loved Place at Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction existing (left) and envisioned (all images courtesy City of Boulder) At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, February 28, three luminaries from the City of Boulder staff described painstaking efforts to create a welcoming place at [...]

Transportation is Destiny: Design for Happy People, Not Happy Cars

Transportation is Destiny: Design for Happy People, Not Happy Cars

The following is a summary of a talk I was invited to give at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, January 24. As a town and transportation planner, I cautioned Boulder not to put too much emphasis on easing car traffic flows—particularly by [...]

Electric Bikes on Boulder’s Paths

Electric Bikes on Boulder’s Paths

The last year has seen a flurry of Letters to the Editor in the Daily Camera from cyclists and pedestrians alike, frustrated at each other's behavior on the Boulder Creek Path, and other well used parts of our path network. The debate has recently [...]

Connect, Imagine, Collaborate, Design

Connect, Imagine, Collaborate, Design

Come to the Boulder Farmer's Market and dream! Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a live performance at noon will transport you into a new box to think out of. It's part of the city's Civic Area project to rethink that public space going [...]

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