Upcoming Planning Efforts
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 study is scheduled to begin in 2020.
Broomfield Active Transportation Wayfinding Study
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 scheduled to begin in 2020.
Midway Boulevard Multimodal Corridor Study
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 to develop an actionable plan for the implementation of recommendations from this study. This study is scheduled to begin in 2020.
US 287/120th Avenue Multimodal and Safety Study
This project will seek 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 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 scheduled to begin in 2021.
US 287 Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility and Corridor Safety Study
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 to create conceptual cost estimates.
The project will be led by Boulder County in partnership with US 287 communities from Broomfield to Longmont and will begin in 2020.