Nestled against the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is university town making big moves in modernizing its active and public transportation systems.

Beginning in 2016, JWA began an engagement with the City of Boulder to study the City’s local frequent bus route, the HOP.

The HOP was initially established in the early 1990s as a very frequent circulator serving the core areas of Downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. This study was focused on analyzing possible changes to the route, or establishment of additional City-funded transit routes in Boulder to supplement the regional Denver RTD routes already operating.

This project’s major tasks were the production of a technical Existing Conditions report, design of network redesign scenarios, and the facilitation of several workshops with City stakeholders.

Later in 2016, the City asked JWA to contribute a transit analysis to its Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP) project. The Colorado Chautauqua is a major regional tourist attraction in Boulder; the City and community are considering a pilot project including parking and access management strategies, in combination with a possible transit shuttle, to mitigate parking impacts in the area. For this effort, JWA prepared a report evaluating the local transit market, and sketching a number of different transit alternatives that the City and community could consider for the pilot project.

Image: “Flatirons, Boulder”. flickr: tvilot, link. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 2.0

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