The Transportation Division’s functions include transportation planning and operations (including GO Boulder, traffic engineering and safety), project management, transportation maintenance and Boulder Municipal Airport operations.
On April 24, Boulder County Public Health issued an order adopting and extending the state stay-at-home orders until May 8. Please travel safely during this time and take precautions to protect yourself, your family and our community.
Construction and Maintenance (i.e. medians, street maintenance)
Construction and maintenance are classified as essential services. The city is committed to community safety and is proactively taking steps to keep the community and city staff safe. The city’s construction and maintenance projects will continue due to several factors, including financing, contract deadlines and public need. To follow social distancing guidelines, essential city staff, including maintenance staff, are reporting to work in smaller numbers and in staggered shifts. For your safety and adherence to the stay-at-home order, do not approach construction zones or workers. Staff will be prioritizing urgent issues during this time and non-essential maintenance may experience a delayed response. We appreciate your patience and look forward to continuing to serve the community. For the latest information on the city’s response to COVID-19, visit bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus.Find information on current construction projects and transportation detours on Cone Zones. You can also view a list of construction projects that works with a screen reader.
Safe Walking and Bicycling
If you choose to walk or ride your bicycle to access essential services such as traveling to the grocery store or pharmacy, or for exercise, please practice social distancing. Visit the state order webpage for the latest information on what is considered an essential service. Stay at a distance of six feet or more from other parties. Plan your route using this interactive tool or the 2019 Bike and Pedestrian map .
Boulder B-Cycle remains open, with staff regularly disinfecting all stations. B-Cycle is also offering 90 minutes to cruise with an annual Republic Rider pass instead of 60 minutes.
The HOP bus is operating on a weekend schedule. If you need to travel for essential services, we ask all riders to follow social distancing rules and stay at least six feet behind the driver.
RTD, which operates all other Boulder bus routes, is operating for essential travel on a service reduction plan. Please limit time spent in stations to 10 minutes and, as often as possible, keep 6 feet between yourself and other passengers. View routes and schedules on the RTD website.
Find more information on the City of Boulder’s response to COVID-19
CDOT enhancing ADA ramps January – May
From January to May 2020, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be enhancing ADA ramps at 97 different locations in Boulder on SH 119, CO 7, CO 93, CO 157 and US 36.
The enhancements are part of a statewide, $1.1 million project to improve the ADA compliance of ramps and create new ramps in areas that do not have them. Check out the project flyer for a complete list of ramp improvements in Boulder.
Learn more about the City of Boulder’s efforts to improve transportation accessibility.
Where Can I Ride My Bike on the Sidewalk?
Riding bikes on the sidewalk is prohibited downtown on and around the Pearl Street Mall and in most commercial areas. Here’s a detailed map of where bikes are and are not allowed to be ridden.
Construction and Travel Impacts
Visit Boulder Cone Zones for the latest construction projects that may impact travel. You may also view a list of construction projects that works with a screen reader.