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BOULDER, Colo. – The City of Boulder has won $4 million in federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) funding. Funds will support two projects toward improving transportation infrastructure and safety for people driving, taking transit, biking and walking.
- The 30th Street Multimodal Improvements (Colorado Avenue to Aurora Avenue) will design and construct protected bicycle lanes, as well as improve infrastructure for transit and people walking.
- The Folsom Street Multimodal Improvements Pre-Design (Pine Street to Colorado Avenue) will complete preliminary design and community engagement to improve multimodal north-south connectivity.
“Federal and state funding is pivotal in moving us closer to Vision Zero, our community goal of zero severe crashes,” said Principal Transportation Projects Engineer Gerrit Slatter. “As we celebrate and extend our thanks to the Denver Regional Council of Governments for this award, we also want to reaffirm our commitment to pursuing local and regional transportation partnerships that will help Boulder become safer for everyone, no matter how they travel.”
TIP is a significant source of federal transportation funding for local governments. In total, the city has been awarded nearly $14.7 million in federal and state funds over the last year for TIP projects from 2022-2027. The six projects prioritize a combination of design and construction improvements on the Core Arterial Network (CAN), where a majority (67%) of severe and fatal traffic crashes occur in the city. This works aligns with the city’s Transportation Master Plan.
2024-2027 TIP funds awarded to nearby partners will also transform connections between Boulder and neighboring cities, including through Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and a regional bikeway along CO 119/Diagonal Highway between Boulder and Longmont and along CO 7 between Boulder and Brighton/I-25.
Projects prioritize multimodal safety and connectivity on parts of 30th Street and Folsom Street