Boulder is in the midst of a project that will develop a plan for managing curbside space in its commercial districts, Downtown Boulder, Boulder Junction and University Hill.
The goal of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2023, is to manage the curb so it’s accessible, safe and easy for visitors, residents and employees. It will develop a guidebook for the city that details policies, types of curbside management treatments to address specific issues and a plan to implement, maintain and evaluate new uses of the space.
“Curb space is important because it provides the most direct access to offices, stores and residences in our busy commercial districts,” according to the city.
Generally, the new approach strives to balance well-established uses, including on-street parking, delivery zones, transit stops and bike parking with space for newer mobility technologies such as rideshare services and dockless bikeshare, the city stated on its website. It also will consider new uses such as parklets and food trucks.
Because the project impacts the community, Boulder is looking for feedback from those who use curb space in Boulder.
The city is hosting a pop-up event where it will share more about the project and solicit feedback on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pearl and 13th streets. It also has a questionnaire online that’s open through March 20.
To fill out the questionnaire, visit access4boulder.com/questionnaire.