Current Planning Efforts
In 2019 Broomfield completed its Bicycle and Pedestrian Assessment, which supplemented the 2016 Transportation Master Plan, it inventoried existing active modes facilities within the community, identified deficiencies and missing links on the system, identified and prioritized capital improvement projects, and developed a tiered bicycle and pedestrian network. In addition, the US 36 Bikeway, an 18-mile multi-use path that is identified as a part of the DRCOG Regional Active Transportation Network, was completed in 2016 and a significant effort was made by corridor communities to implement consistent wayfinding along the corridor.
However, outside the US 36 corridor, wayfinding in the community is inadequate in most areas and non-existent in other locations. Further development of wayfinding on priority routes within the community will greatly enhance the user experience on the active modes network and ensure the public has information about the safest and most comfortable routes to destinations within Broomfield. Through this project, the City & County of Broomfield will complement the wayfinding on the US 36 corridor and enhance wayfinding throughout the community. This study is underway and scheduled to wrap up in the fall of 2022. New wayfinding deployment will take place incrementally over the coming years beginning in 2023.
The adoption of Broomfield’s most recent Comprehensive and Transportation Plans in 2016 ushered in a new focus on active transportation modes and illustrated the public’s desire for human-scale amenities that enhance access and mobility to key community destinations, recreational opportunities, and services that improve their quality of life. The plans highlighted the need to increase the available modes of transportation facilities within the community, fill gaps on the existing active modes transportation network, and make improvements that reduce the stress and make the entire active modes system more accessible to all members of the public.
This study seeks to identify existing deficiencies along the corridor, highlight opportunities for making meaningful and cost-effective multimodal improvements, and develop an actionable plan for the implementation of recommendations from this study. This study is underway and scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2022.
The plan will introduce interim improvements that can be accomplished with limited funding and in a relatively short time frame. In the future, more robust changes to the corridor will be accomplished on a longer timeline as funding becomes available.
US 287/120th Avenue Multimodal and Safety Study
This project is being managed by CDOT, in partnership with the City and County of Broomfield. It seeks to understand and plan for future improvements that will positively impact corridor safety for all modes of transportation, and roadway capacity and operations for traffic, transit, and active modes of transportation. The study will evaluate possible transit operations options and transit-related infrastructure improvements on the corridor to facilitate enhanced reliability and reduced delay (e.g. combination of shoulder running, queue jump opportunities at intersections, and bus and turn (BAT) lane transit operations). The project will culminate with the development of concept-level design drawings for the corridor with specific corridor improvement projects identified and preliminary cost estimates established. This study is underway and is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2023.
In partnership with Boulder County, US 287 corridor communities will study improvements to enhance transit between 1st & Main St. Longmont and US 36 Broomfield Station It will study safety and operations improvements on the US 287 corridor, as well as evaluate operational improvements for transit on US 287.
This project seeks to develop a complete understanding of the safety issues that currently exist on the US 287 corridor and to make recommendations for safety improvements that can mitigate the issues. The study will address transit operations in the corridor, particularly looking at operations through the major intersections. The intent of the study will be to develop planning-level designs for transit enhancements, develop preliminary right-of-way needs, and create conceptual cost estimates.
Phase I of the project is completed, and phase 2 of the project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2022.
Broomfield Transit Needs Assessment
Broomfield is a rapidly growing community, the majority of the community is currently not served or underserved by transit, particularly in emerging areas. The purpose of the Assessment is to look at demographic trends, and population and employment growth throughout the community to help identify current unmet and emerging transit needs. The assessment will also rely on, and be informed by, public input. The project will ultimately seek to determine when, where, and what types of transit services should be implemented and/or expanded as Broomfield grows. The City and County of Broomfield is currently in the contracting process with RTD to initiate the study and aims to begin the project in the fall of 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.