Boulder County is conducting a survey to better understand the local commuting and trip patterns of mountain communities with an end goal of improving public transportation for these communities. Residents, commuters, and recreational users of Boulder County’s mountain towns are invited to share their thoughts on potential mountain transit service serving their communities.
The survey was developed by the Boulder County Mountain Transit Stakeholders Group. The group was organized in the spring of 2010 to assess the viability of new and expanded transit service to Boulder County’s mountain communities and connections to Boulder, Longmont, Gilpin County (Blackhawk/Central City) and Larimer County (Estes Park). The study area includes the communities of Eldora, Ward, Jamestown, Allenspark, Lyons, Gold Hill, Nederland and the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
The study, initiated in April and scheduled for completion in October, examines the demand for transit service to and from these communities; the amount, type, and configuration of viable service, and the cost/benefit implications of such service.
The project also seeks to strike a sensible balance between expanding personal mobility and travel choices for local residents, commuters and visitors while ensuring cost-effective investment of limited transportation resources and funding. The study results will inform the county’s ongoing Transportation Master Plan, community-specific transportation planning efforts, and other planning and funding pursuits. So make your demands known!