Cyclist-focused meeting will help Boulder County, Colorado transportation planners gauge needs, wants

As Boulder County prepares to adopt its Transportation Master Plan update, a return to the region’s sprawling multimodal roadmap first approved in 2012, officials are turning their focus on the county’s eastern half.

More specifically, aspects of the plan focus on east Boulder County cyclists, who officials say make up a large portion of commuters who use county roads and trails to get around. County officials are convening a meeting Monday in Louisville to gauge how many of those cyclists want to see the infrastructure they use improved.

County transportation officials late last month rolled out their recommended updates. They mostly are a series of broad initiatives — based in part on public suggestions made last year after the update got underway — that include policies, programs and proposed projects “that will help Boulder County Transportation continue to develop a multimodal transportation system that will serve the public far into the future,” according to news release issued in March.