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5 - Matters from the Board, Review and Feedback on the Broadway Reconstruction Project CEAP Appendix (2)_~ x ~~ . BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT A~PENAI~ F ° ' ` PUBLIC INPUT TO DATE r \, , ~ ~~ ~ ~ , Broadway Reconstruction Project 1 Facilities/Event/Festivals Discussion Stakeholder Comments Apri120, 2001 1. Restricted pedestrian access dunng construction 2. Traffic impacts during construction 3. Additional landscaping along street and medians and maintenance responsibility. 4 Medians for pedesirian crossings 5. Tree condition survey underway (Alex) Issues Identified • Spring flooding onto Broadway - Present - icing buildup in winter (Xcel) - Future - reduced problem - Creek water for drinking not electricrty generator • Narrow path • Golf cazts and trailers on paths (not hcensed for street use) as well as pedeshians/bikes - All day - Flagger at sireet crossings • Snow removal from path (private Conuactor) • Consh~uction Staging/Storage Areas - Width important - 6' minimum - Can use trucks, if necessary - In closed streets - Other? • Construction Pazking (see DMC - website informarion Pazking Meter Revenue) - Potential pazking site at Crossroads with shuttle to construction site(s) - Alternative modes - Potential "Too Much" construction - loss of existu-g spaces, havel lanes • Cons~uction Access • Special Events: - Creek Festival • Memorial Day weekend (100,000 people) • Both sides of creek must be open -"Out to Lunch" - Monday thru Friday • 1 '/2 hours • Fridaysin June ^^ 1 ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCI'ION PROJECT Stakeholder Cotnntents Apn120,2001 L„ ~ - Bolder Boulder • Other streets must be open • Relocate Broadway traffic - Fanners Market • Wednesday and Saturday - end of Mazch into November • Event Signage • Special signage, VMS • Close Entue Street - Emergency access - Construction Tours • Construction Sequence • Communications - Website (Web Camera) - Local Page in Camera - Mobility Center (near 14~' Street and Walnut) - bikes/electric cazs - E-Mail - Broadcast fax (weekly) - CATV • Groups - DMC and Hill - Molly Winter - BID - Jane Jenkins ~.-: • Civic Center Master Plan - Craig Comnato (EDAV~ ~,,,,~ - Issues - Coordinate - Ensure that the Train can get back into depot. • Median Design ~ - Allow non-typical vehiculaz movements - snow removal, move "big things", fire/police - Prefer no medians - Minunai maintenance • Bike pazking racks • Provide additional conduit for future needs • Save existing trees • Better design of lighting fixtures • Public Art - Boulder Arts Commission • Reduce roadway signage - No consistent sign policy • Key entry to Boulder - Informatron signing to: • Miuucipat Complex • Library • Contact Churches on Pine Street - St. Johns, Episcopal • Contact Senior Centers - Meals on Wheels ~~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECI' Stakeholder Comments Apri120, 2001 ~ • Contact Disabled Community - Center for People with Disabilities - Housing/Community Services - Special Transit • Boulder High School • 9~' Street and Canyon left turn during construction? Additional Contacts Donna Gartenmann, Boulder Arts Commission Stakeholder Participants Doug Hawthorne, COB Pazks and Recreation Bill Boyes, COB FAM Cluis Daley, Boulder Creek Festival Gwen Dooley, PRAB Cherie Crrousette, Fazmer's Mazket Bob Peck, COB Pazks and Recreation Pete Reynolds, COB Pazks and Recreation Jan Wazd, COB DMC ~'~ ~--~ Project Team Attendees Alex May, Project Manager, COB Transportation Noreen Walsh, COB Transportation Bob Sadighian, CDOT-Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Project Manager, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Lazry Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Inc. J \ 7ransportauon\070363~msnagetrntg mmutesVyftg042401 doe ~ ~ Broadway Reconstructron Project Stakeholder Comments Apri120, 2001 ~ 2 Downtown Businesses/University/Neighborhoods Discussion 1. Cons~uction sequence -%: width and 'h length at a time - Where to start? - Who will do storm sewers? 2. Walnut to Spruce - address early in "January/February/March which aze slow months for businesses located on Broadway 3. Major Transit routes - reroute? (No) - Pullouts (temporary)? 4. Traffic on Broadway will sluft to 9~' and 17~' Streets during consmiction - does CDOT do "anything" on these streets to accommodate increased travel? 5. 17~' Street Pedestrian improvement (CU/City) 6. Bank 1 block construction schedule 7. During August - October of 2001 - Remove houses from Crrandview (use Broadway) 8. Hill Marketing Plan - Wayfinding signage ('~`~ 9. AugusdSeptember- Bank 1, 9~' and Canyon (Hotel, Pazking Structure) °`'"~ Short-term weekend/evening biggest worry 10. Construction pazking - they provide it (contractors) Issues Identified • Neighborhood Pazking Pernut Program - Visitor Pass CU Considerations - Footbali Games - Shakespeaze Festival - Students - Graduation - Conferences - Visitors/Parents Emergency Vehicle Access - traffic to Hospital Other Projects - Bank 1 - 9`~' and Canyon - loss of exishng lot (Project Coordinator - Ron Sechrist, City Manager) ~+>' 4 BROADWAY RECONSTRUCI'ION PROJECT Stakeholder Commenu Apn120,2001 ~ • Mazketing Campaign -"Fun Downtown" - Jeff Cohn, Cohn Mazketing Group (Proposal) - "Discovery" - "Business As Usual" - "You can get there" • Communications about Project - Website - Channel8 - Signage - Group e-mail - Events - Art Fair, Fall Fesrival, Fazmer's Mazket - Print Media - "Out to Lunch" - Banners - Updates to ETC Network • Employee Transport/Access • Crosswalk at Bmadway and Pearl - Employees, shopper, few students - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm highest use - Good place to communicate with people - Dispense maps along mall ~ - Consider enhancements to the crossing ~) • General Downtown Business Meetings - 730 am at 15~' and Pearl (Roo~ - May 31 (next) - August, November, December (Eco Pass renewal - inforu-ation to users) Streetscape Design - "Lots" of vegetation - trees, flowers - Too much concrete - Peazl S~eet Cmssing - see Mall Master Plan/Improvements - Bridge underpass/replacement aesthetics (see Arapahoe Bridge for continuity of design materials) - Medians - maintain views across streets to businesses (low vegetation) - No medians rather landscape - Retaining wall at creek - stone, color concrete Different than "Hill" improvements (DDAB) - Old downtown Boulder elements Additional Contacts Mary Huron, City of Boulder Neighborhood Liaison Bobbi Barrow, University of Colorado Public Information Jim Bailey, University of Colorado "Point of ContacY' ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCl'ION PROJECT Stakeholder Commenks Apn120,2001 Stalceholder Participants Jim Bailey, University of Coloraclo Jane Jenkms, DBI (BID) Jane Nelson, COB Public Works Jan Wazd, COB DMC Kelly Davis, DDAB Project Team Attendees Alex May, Project Manager, COB Transportation Noreen Waish, COB Transportation Bob Sadighian, CDOT-Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Project Manager, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Lany Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Inc. `r~ ~'"'~'~.~ J \_TronsportaLOn\070363ManageMg mmutaVNtg042401 doc t~,/ Environmental Discussion 1. Turning radius change at Arapahoe and other intersections? - biggest geometnc change 2. Location of the sidewalk 3. Reseazch done on known Environmental issues - Historic Bridge - Eligible for listing in NRHP • Associated with significant historical events • Planned as a memonal structure: has classical design and detailing - Three Historic Districts • Boulder powntown Historic Dishict • Mapleton Hill Historic District • Grandview Terrace Historic District (local district) - Boulder and White Rock irrigahon ditch headgate (NRHP?) ~~ - Other historic buildings? - Historic structures in the park? - Secuon 106 - Possibility of trolley tracks under Broadway - Pazks/Section 4( fl • Boulder Creek Path • Central Park • Recreationally used land along Boulder Creek - Wetlands (Cottonwoods, Willows along Boulder Creek) - Floodplams - Hazardous materials sites (3 former gas stations at Broadway/Arapahoe) - Assume no noise impacts because no capacity improvements are included 4. Archaeology - In the time frame of Section 106 process - During construction (stop work) - Outfail shucture under patio may be brick and old. 5 Regulated Pmcesses (see Environmental Processes schedule) 6. Archaeological Centers: - Jack Smith - Dan Jeppeson, CDOT - Gail Hermson, C&B Subconsultant 7. Determme corridor width for environmental evaluation -azea of potential effect -(APE) ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Comments April 20, 2001 Issues Identified • Agency Coordination - Timelines of FHWA and SHPO reviews - ACHP (Mayor, may not be involved) • Historic Boulder - Consulhng Agency on project - Information resource/experts - Bi-monthly newsletter (need information for next edition, ne~tt week) • City of Boulder - Consulting Agency Plamm~g Department/Historic Preservation and the Landmark and Preservation Advisory Boazd. • LPAB - Multiple opportunities to update (meet, 15` Wednesday every month - neact meeting, May Znd at 7:00 p.m.) - Design Review Committee Wednesday am • Coordinate identification of Methods and Surveys with SHPO early on (also City of Boulder focus on local list rather than NRHP, but still very important) • Bridge Concerns - High Priority on definition of Altematives • ROW Reqwred? - Bank 1 ~~ - Sidewalks outside ROW in some locations • Utility Upgrades - Drainage - Cable trunk lines _ - Conduit to adjacent uses • Downtown Design Guidelines -"The Look of Broadway" (original by J. Shapins) • Bike/Pedestrian detours • Potential new landmazks -1590 and 1777 Bmadway Additional Contacts David Cook, University of Colorado, Transporta6on Coordinator Stakeholder Participants Jeff Manuel, CDOT - Region 4, Environmental Alan Taylor, COB Floodplains and Wetlands Deon Wolfenbazger, COB Plamm~g (Preservation) Sharon Rosall, LPAB (Chair) Mazgaret Hensen, Historic Boulder (Chair) David Cook, University of Colorado `.~~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Commrnu Apn120,2001 Proiect Team Attendees Alex May, Project Manager, COB Transportahon Noreen Walsh, COB Transportation Bob Sadigluan, CDOT-Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Project Manager, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Larry Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Gina McAfee, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Kim Gambrill, Carter & Burgess, Inc. ~~ ~ 7 \_'I~ansportauon~070363~managelmtg mmutesVNtg042401 doc ~~ a.., ~~ ~ ~~ ~.. ~ Broadway Reconstruction Project Stakeholder Comments Apri120, 2001 4 Water Resources/Flood Control/Greenways Discussion 1. Rick Moser: See "Drainage Concept/Design Phases chart (attached) 2. Dave Love: 100 yeaz flood. Three Altematives for unproved flood flow (100 yeaz flood): - Minimal grading modifications (does not effect High Hazard Zone) allows for better trail connection. Keep trail dry. 115' long bridge. - Moderate modifications: relocate headgates 200' (no state engineer review appmval) Lower flood levels at Municipal Building (4'), 135' long bridge - Aggressive modifications: move dam, but keep headgates. Lower flood at Municipal Buiiding 4-5', 200' long bndge - 12,000 cfs. 4. Municipal Building close to being designated 5. Headgates - historic? 300 cfs agreement (typically 40 cfs) • Broadway "splash" onto Sidewalk Issues Identified • Man holes "popped" at Arapahoe • Inlets on steeper side street (south side of Marine Street) - 40-50' from Broadway flowline • Where best for outfall - may not go all the way to Boulder Creek • Up hill Collection - how much? • Storm Sewer conscruction schedule - 2 phases (prior to pavement) • Treatment 2002 • Water Quality Treahnent Demonstration Project in commercial area at outfall or private site. Have funding and need location(s) in 18 months. • As part of the Greenways Master Plans there is a water quality improvement identified for the Broadway outfall - ex. stilling basin, pond, weUands. • Need to look at existing inlets • Contact Ditch Company's for any diversions (4 ditches) __ io BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Comments Apn120,2001 • Maintazn water during construcrion ~ • Return flows and retum structure • Minimal future winter peaking flows (Xcel) • Dave Love. - Adjust profiles to provide for flows (Canyon and Arapahoe) - Money implications • Creek bank instability - Opportunity for landscaping • Bazker Reservoir Management Plan • Need a mamtenance access to get into the azea to perform our mazntenance activities and the dam/spillway needs either extensive work or replacement Additional Contacts Molly Winter, Crty of Boulder, Downtown and University Hill Management John Campagnola, City of Boulder Stakeholder Participants Dave Love, Love & Associates (Flood Control) Rick Moser, Moser Engineering (Drainage) Joanna Stansbury, COB Water Resources ~.•.~ Alan Taylor, COB Floodplains and Wetlands ~, Betty Solek, COB Water Quality Proiect Team Attendees d'.,`~ `~/ Alex May, Project Manager, COB Transportation Noreen Walsh, COB Transportation Bob Sadighian, CDOT-Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Project Manager, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Larry Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Kim Gambrill, Cazter & Burgess, Inc. 3eff Simmons, Carter & Burgess, Inc. J \ Transportauon\070363~nanage~ng mmuksUNtg042401.doc 11 Stakeholder Comments Broadway Reconstruction Project Apri120, 2001 5 Transportation/Traffic Engineering/ Emergency Response Discussion BIll Fox: Initial Traf~ic Analysis 1. Counts - Broadway - 29,000/daily (stable from 1985) - Transit use has increased a lot - 500-700/lane/hour in peak direction - CanyonBroadway most congested in azea - Most significant Broadway pedeshian crossing at Pearl (up to 2000/hour) 2. Accidents and accidents rates (see handout) Issues Identified 1. Physical conditions • Corner radius - pedestrian vs. truck or bus ~ ~ • Limit curb cuts (medians) • Walnut - bus tumout • PedestrYans crossing on Bridge (path gets closed beneath bridge dunng high water). If need raised pedestrian refuge? 2. Utilization of bike climbing lane? 3-4 bikers/hour (retain?) 3. Bus boazdmgs to evaluate potential transit enhancement locations 4. Maintain pedestrian/bike movements during construction (one side) 5. Signal preempUon prioritization or queue jumping planned? 6. Impact to emergency velucles with medians (particularly Pine to Arapahoe) "would kill us" (Fire Department) 7. No medians at present 8. Possible median on bridge (only) - pedestrian use during flooding and crossing Broadway from bus • What is the chazacter that is trying to be created on Broadway? • What is the magnitude of this crossing? 9. Pedestrian "step back " along Broadway at Peazl 10. Police • Sunilaz to fire, but not responding from fixed locations and cars = greater flexibility • Signalized crossings for cars to yield to pedesirians • More e~cient flow by synchronizing signals • Left tums onto Broadway from Grandview - dangerous W.-/ 12 BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Commenu Apn120,2001 11. Lane widths OK (Fire Department) 12. Bridge Evaluation Process (attached) 13. Sidewalk design loads for iruck loading - overload provision 14. Transit stop at Walnut - trim/remove Juniper, formalize all comers 15. Sidewalk from south alley of Pearl to north alley of Peazl - need to think about making the stepped space more usable 16. Consider upgrades to the RTD stops along Broadway, specifically the rubbermazd trash receptacles chained to the bus stop 17. Provide for both on-street and off-street bicycle facihties along the Broadway comdor (Bicycle System Plan) 18. Need to mitigate southbound left tum accidents at the intersection of Broadway at Arapahoe Avenue and Broadway at Canyon Boulevard and motor vehicle versus pedesh~ian accidents (westbound and southbound) at the intersection of Broadway at Spruce Street 19. Examine pedestrian patterns to determine the appropriate desire line for mid-block crossing of Broadway between Arapahce Avenue and Canyon Avenue Additional Conta,cts Molly Winter, City of Boulder, Downtown and University Hill Management Stakeholder Participants ~~ Bill Cowern, COB Transportation Bill Fox, Transplan (Traffic) Mazk Gosselin, CDOT Dave Kicera, COB Police Mami Ratzel, COB Go Boulder Alison Richards, TAB Steve Stolz, COB Fire Mike Sweeney, COB Transportation Steve Tuttle, Transplan (Traffic) Tncy Winfree, COB Transportation Proiect Team Attendees Alex May, Project Manager, COB Transportation Noreen Wa1sh, COB Transportation Bob Sadigluan, CDOT-Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Project Manager, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Larry Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Jeff Wilson, Carter & Burgess, Inc. Jeff Simmons, Carter & Burgess, Inc. ~ J 1_Transportation\070363~nanageMtg minutesUv1tg042401 doc __ groadway Reconstruction Project Open House Comments May 17, 2001 Station 1: Project Information and How to Get Connected to the Project Public Comments: ~ Can we put these maps on the website? ~ Put traffic data on website. ~ City staff needs to listen to the people on this project. Station 2: Streets - Traffic and Streetscape (including Transit) Public Comments: ~ ~ ~ Bus pull-outs on Broadway. ~ Special Transrt. Have 10 foot outside lane and 9.5 or 9 foot inside lane. ~ During conshvcrion aze pedestrian, bike and auto crossing still available? ~ Wili you have to close the Broadway path from University Avenue to Arapahoe Avenue doing construcUon? ~ Should make some effort to direct tr~c onto 9~' and 17~' Streets - light timing? Tum radii? 4 Speed mitigation on 17~' Street. ~ Consider bike mitigation at path/sidewallc - northbound bikes. ~ Snow removal is easier without raised medians. ~ Signal timing offset between Canyon and Pine is too close together (always get a red at Pine Street). ~ Would rather see pedes~ian signals than flashing pedestrian indicators like at 11 ~' and Canyon (flashing hghts aze distracting). 4 Concrete seems better - it will be cooler than asphalt, especially in the downtown azea. ~ At 15~' and Pearl - re-stripe dashed lines for westbound to northbound right, to help buses avoid hitting pedestrians on northeast comer. 4 Reference to cross-sections - give extra width to outside lane. Bus mirrors aze hitUng pedestnans and bicyclists. ~ ~ Need to keep Broadway and the trail system open for pedestrians. BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Open House Comments May 17, 2001 ~ 4 Congestion at Spruce and Broadway - concerned over curb extension and eliminahng nght "sneak". ~ Consider wider outside lanes - especially for buses. ~ More efficient Public Transit - underground. ~ Splashway, west and east side of Bmadway, Mapleton to Pearl. ~ Raised median between University and Marine wili block one way Grandview from huning north. ~ Consider count down traffic signals - examples in Beijing, China. Station 3: Bridge and CreeklFloodway Public Comments: ~ Path is closed - several weeks every spring (needs to be addressed). ~ If the bridge span was lengthened, could you continue the pedestrian path on the south side of the creek, out neaz 32° and Rising Restaurant. 4 Consider classic European architecture for a sleek bridge. 4 Every time I walk under bridge I wonder what holds it up. ~ Would be cheaper to reconstruct with same bridge but higher up. , r'~ 4 Smith and Goss ditch active May l~` to September 30, it effects: • Boulder High School • CU Buff practrce fields • Nazopa 4 When I ride my bike it doesn't seem to be adequate cleazance. 4 The bridge definitely needs to be replaced. When you walk undemeath it is obvious. 4 Raising the height of the bridge will help with overall flood conveyance. b Raising the height of the bridge will help with the number of times the bike path will need to be closed. ~ Would like a new bridge but one that reflects the historic character of the old bridge. ~ Very much want to save the old bridge but worry that if it costs more money it won't be saved. ~ Distance from headgate to weir is important. ~ Silting behind the diversion dam is a problem. City cleans out every three years. ~ Bmadway Bridge is not worthy of saving (non-memorable). Money should be spent on building a structure that is very memorable. 4 Preserve view off the bridge. 4 Remove sandbags from wall by bike path. ~ 4 Interesting azch features. BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJEGT Open House Commenu May 17, 2001 4 Finials to add interest. ~ Safety issues under bridge. ~ Preserve headgate and dam. ~ Like concrete siructure. 4 Icing in winter. 4 Feel safe under bridge. ~ Prefer to restore vs. a modem structure. 4 Combination of steel, brick and sand-stone. 4 Somethwg new, create something special. ~ Build it bigger. ~ Special as you drive over it. ~ Improve floodplain. ~ Downtown focal point. ~ Gateway to Downtown. StatiOII 4: Environmenta.l, Park and CulturaUHistoric Public Comments: ~~ ~ For the head-gate, shou(d at least have a plaque that has a picture and information about Fredrick Law Olmsted connection. 4 More historic markers on the bndge aze needed. 4 Will any of the trees along Broadway be affected? 4 Don't cut down any healthy trees. Save the existing vegetation. ~ Teaz it down, it's not historic, nothing worth saving. StatiOri 5: Businesses and Neighbors Public Comments: ~ Get traffic away &om Broadway and downtown during conshvction. 4 We live on Hillside Road and aze concerned how to get in and out of our home with increased traffic from conshvction. ~ Consider unpact of proposed medians near Crrandview and Marine with respect to velucles using median as a merge/accellane. ~ Concerned about new bollard placement - leave enough moms for pedeshian to have cleazance from mad (Peazl StreetBroadway crossing). ~ ~ There may be a problem with cars turning left from Grandview to northbound Broadway. 3 BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Open House Commenu May ]7, 2001 ~ Resident concerned about access to and from Hillside Lane during construction. ~ Stop sign or signai at Hillside and 17~' Street, to help with tunvng access from Hillside. 4 Impact of pmposed improvements if Mall Loop direction is reversed? 4 Reference to 32° and Rising, located at 1718 Broadway - we need the patio at its current capacity, to continue to operate our business. I understand the need to unprove the condition of the attached bridge and floodway, but ask that you spare the patio. • As a second suggestion, we'd like to ask that you provide access to our business throughout the construction process. We receive lazge deliveries daily, and need the access to accommodate those deliveries. In addition, we would like to ask that you keep us (32° and Rising) aware of future developments. ~ Reference to 32° and Rising. My concem relates to our business specifically. CurrenUy, our patio is generating 80% of our business. If you choose to expand the bridge (and floodway) at the expense of the patio, it will severely affect our business. We're a new business in Boulder, and we look forwazd to contributing to the growth and beauty of Boulder - we sincerely hope that you will be able to find a soluhon that will not affect our patio. ~ We own the building at the creek and Broadway (1718, 1650 Broadway) and aze very concemed about the impact of the project in the following regazds: • We lease the patio - next to the creek from the Pazks Department, the survival of the business is dependent on the patio. We aze concerned that the pario will be changed, to make it smaller, or eliminated - causing us to loose the commercial lighring of flus (our) Historic bmlding, and the tenant - 32° and Rising Restaurant. • We aze concemed about the access dunng construction, to both 1718 and 1650 Broadway (Rainbow Cleaners/Alexander's Restaurant) properties - especially access to 1718 which is 32° and Rising, which could be severely impacted, due to the frontage on Broadway. \~DENI_F01\VOLIVOBS\_Transportauon\070363~nanage~mtg mmuteSOpen House 517_2e doc `\r'J Broadway Reconstruction Project Stakeholder Meeting #2 University Avenue to Pine Street Comments July 13, 2001 1 Facilities/Event/Festivals/Downtown/ Businesses/Neighborhoods/University Questions and Comments Conceptual Streetsca~e Design Enhancements: 1. Like the recommended improvements • Street trees • Municipal Building grounds/sidewalk • Transit stops • Interpretive/history panels (at Mall) • Step down treatments (presently bazrier to traffic) • Build upon Mall improvements (use standard materials and fixtures) • University Hill landscaping (mitigates traffic speed) `r/--' Concerns: / Maintenance of potted plants in off-season (appearance) / Maintenance for gr~ti on vertical surFaces 2. Provide comprehensive approach to maintenance/irrigation • Particulazly on the Hill and downtown (i.e., east Peazl S~eet) 3. Like separation of sidewalk at Municipal Building • Preserve trees (particulazly during construction) Concerns: / Brick pauement (affects snow removal, irregulaz settling makes difficult walk surface) / See City's new Street Grate Standards / Use stamped/colored concrete rather than brick ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Meehng #2 Commenu July 13, 2001 4. Brick to alleys on both sides of Mall 5. Coordinate with Civic Center Master Plan • Strengthen connections into park and amplutheater area / Off-set Canyon crossing / Maintain street trees / Possible public art at intersechons / Acquire private land for public use to improve pazk access (in Plan) 6. Bike racks along Broadway • Coordinate with downtown employee needs • WainutBroadway location is good Concern: Be cazeful about reusing trolley tracks in a public art design - Skate boarders v~nll try to use these 7. Use architectural features rather than pots 8. "He$t island" downtown (provide shade) • What is budget for new trees, pits, grates? Who will maintain? • Maintazn off-curb clearance (to roadway) ~ • Tree guard/rail to pmtect trees can also be used as bike locks Conceptual Bridge Desipn Alternatives: 1. Center pier gives "nicer" historic feet vs. clear view underneath with single span bridge • Can we see comparative sketches? 2. Type of pathway lighting? • Single span vs. two span lighting needs • Wall mounted lights? What does this mean? • Concem about graffiti on abutment walls - perhaps do public art to prevent graff ti •"Bird pmoP' exposed beams (bridges will pmbably be box girder type) • Transit stop at 32 Degrees restaurant and need access to Boulder Creek path 3. New bridge should reflect modern opportunities and technologies • Single span bridge has less flood flow impact 4. Like structural etegance of single span bridge 5. Like railing treatments (hierarchy of posts, pilasters, pylons) ~ 6. Better path eaperience with single span bridge (particularly visibility) BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTiON PROJECT Stakeholder Meeting #2 Comments July 13, 2001 ~ 7. Reuse some bridge elements in immediate area, if possible (light standards, piers) 8. Like modest elegance of bridge designs (no Disneyland) 9. Consider several look out points in the path underneath the bridge Invitees Costen Aytes, COB Parks and Recreation hm Bailey, University of Colorado Pat Bohin, COB Forestry Bdl Boyes, COB FAM David Cook, Unrversity of Colorado Cra~g Coronato, EDAW Chns Daley, Boulder Creek Festival Kelly Davis, DDAB Gwen Dooley, PRAB Chene Grousset, Boulder County Fazmers Mazket Mary Huron, COB Neighborhood Liaison Doug Hawthorne, COB Parks and Recreation ~ Peter Hemz, OMC Jane Jenkms, DBI Cathy Morgan, COB Downtown Management Jane Nelson, COB Public Works Cazl Okazaki, Community Arts Bob Peck, COB Pazks and Recreation Jana Petersen, COB CMO Pete Reynolds, COB Pazks and Recreation Carol Streamer, Govemors Owens' Office Jan Wazd, COB DMC Molly Winter, COB Downtown and University Hill Proiect Team Attendees Alex May, COB Public Works - Transportation Drvision Noreen Walsh, COB Public Works - Transportation Division George Tsiouvaras, Carter 8c Burgess, Project Manager Larry Gibson, Carter 8c Burgess, Public Involvement Task Manager Jeff Simmons, Carter & Burgess, Structural Engineer Brian McCarter, ZGF, Bridge Architect Jerry Shapms, Shapins Associates, Landscape Architect 7 \_TiansportaUOn\0~0363~nmage~ntg minutcslMtg071301_I doc ~ Broadway Reconstruction Project Stakeholder Meeting #2 University Avenue to Pine Street Comments ~ July 13, 2001 2 Transportation/Traffic/Emergency Response (Including Transit) Questions and Comments Conceptual Streetscape Design Enhancements: 1. Maintain sight distance at comers 2. Make sure not to obscure sidewalks (landscaping, walls) 3. Who will maintain tree grates? 4. Brick in crosswalks is not standard • Don't use except with traffic signals at special locations (Mall, Arapahoe, Canyon) ~ • See University Hill (unrt pavers) 5. Bike parking (in step-down areas) - locate more towards Mall where the demand is greater 6. Reference City's Downtowu Bike Parking Standards 7. Concepts for transit improvements are "right on" • Integration of improvements into overall streetscape enhancement • At Civic Complex, more informational sigiage needed (i.e , City Hall, Library, etc.) • GO Boulder staff provided a mazked up map of suggested bus stop relocarions to be considered and bus stops where improvements/amenities should be considered 8. Maintain mid-btock crossing at bridge down to path (particularly needed during festivals) 9. Direct some bicycle traffic to 13`6 Street 10. City consideriag code modifications to accommodate bicyctes on commercial sidewalks • Generaliy too narrow - 8' width ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Meeting #2 Comments Iuly 13, 2001 ~ 11. Wonld like more sketches of proposed railing in downtown area. Would like to picture how that would look downtown Concern: Railing would be a bazrier for pedestrians Conceptual Bridge Desi~n Alternatives: 1. Need 54" railing on bridge to accommodate adjacent bicycles if code changes would allow bikes on sidewalks in commercial areas 2. Black paint color on metal bridge elements to match City standard 3. Keep view shed open under bridge 4. Provide additional path along south side of river 5. Provide painted median on bridge (pedestrian refuge) 6. Different surface treatments or color to visualty distinguish between bike/mulHuse path and adjacent pedestrian uses ~ 7. Provide "step-ups" at the Creek path lookout/bump area so children can see/touch water. 8. Need to do something on t6e Boulder Creek path, east of the Broadway bridge so people know to turn right to stay on the Boulder Creek path. Invitees Dick Brasher, COB Transportation Bill Cowem, COB Transpor[at~on Mazk Gosselin, CDOT Region 4 Nancy Aandlos, COB Transportation Micki Kaplan, COB Transportation Dave Kicera, COB Police Departrnent Joe Paulson, COB Transportation Mazni Ratzel, COB Transportation Alison Richazds, TAB Steve Stolz, COB Fire Department Mike Sweeney, COB Transportation Tracy Winfree, COB Transportation ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Meetmg #2 Comments July 13, 2001 Project Team Attendees Alex May, COB Publ~c Works - Transportation Divis~on Noreen Walsh, COB Public Works - Transportation Division Bob Sadighian, CDOT - Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Carter & Burgess, Project Manager Larry Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Public Involvement Task Manager Jeff Wilson, Carter & Burgess, Civil Engmeer Jeff Simmons, Carter & Burgess, Structural Engineer Brian McCarter, ZGF, Bridge Architect Bill Fox, Transplan, Traffic Engineer Jerry Shapins, Shapins Associates, Landscape Arohitect ~ ~ \~DENI_FOl\VOLIUOBS\_Tlansportstwnl070363UnanagelmtgmmuteSMtg071301 ldoc ~~.+' Broadway Reconstraction Project Stakeholder Meeting #2 University Avenue to Pine Street Comments July 13, 2001 3 Water Resources/Flood ControUGreenways/ Historic Environmental `...- ~ Questions and Comments Conceptual Streetscape Design Enhancements: 1. Use of Public Art is great idea - simple, understated - focus on creek 2. Municipal Building treatments should be consistent with historic landscape 3. Concern about over refiance on pots (winter appearance) 4. Medians • Who maintains? • Don't want to encourage mid-block pedestrian crossings - become refuges 5. How desirable is seating along Broadway - smell of cars and buses 6. What is t6e impact to floodway along Canyon Boulevard from proposed walls at intersections? 7. Like moving sidewalks away from roadway to protect from splash, on bridge particulariy 8. Connection between path and Broadway sidewalk needed? 9. Integrate ditches/channels by using public art/historic interpretation 10. Facilitate access to creek from Park Central building 11. Any water quslity or wetlands concerns wit6 floodway modifications? 12. Emphasize crossing of creek in bridge design ~~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Meeting #2 Comments July 13, 2001 13. Functionai landscaping • Water break • Shade • Cool creek 14. Structural soil use • Hazdscape areas • In tree trenches 15. Use Porous Paving • In tree lawn azeas where possible 16. Flower beds at Municipal Building could be enhanced 17. Provide social path along south side of river (possibly separete pedestrians and bicyclists) Conceptual Brid~e Desi~n Alternatives: 1. Look at moving path to south side of creek ~~ 2. Feel modern creativity lacking in bridge design • Path not am~active for bicyclists / Can't see down into the water m ditch / Dazk, trying to avoid others on path / See through wall? 3. Letter coming from LPAB with these comments: • SHPO to look at Altemative C(rehabilitate exisring bridge) • Recommend Alternatives G or H(reuse of some bridge features on new bridge or in immediate azea) • Headgates, Dam, Patio - no permanent impacts except for possibly the dam • Like modest design • Pillazs/pylons important • Does cut steel for railing provide adequate depth wanted? • Rock separation between ditch and creek needs interpretshon • Have not determined preference - two span or one span bridge 4. Dam function is historic - not dam itself • Will dam withstand construction activity? • Is dam part of this project? ~ • Provide historic interpretarion of 12~' Street diversion BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Stakeholder Meeting #2 Comments July 13, 2001 • In Stream Flow Program: / Maintain southside flow quantity / Need downstream headgate? 5. Sedimentation • BMP dredging - 404 problems • Accommodate maintenance needs 6. Make railing wider to make Larder to throw things into channel betow 7. Provide informational signage on bridge Stakeholder Participants John Campagnola, COB Utilities Maintenance Carol Ellmghouse, COB Water Resources Margaret Hansen, Histonc Boulder Robert Hazberg, COB Utiliries Shazon Rosall, LPAB Betty Solek, COB Water Quahty Joanna Stansbury, COB Water Resources ~`~ Nancy Steinberger, COB Greenways Alan Taylor, COB Floodplain and WeUands Deon Wolfenbarger, COB Planning (Preservation) Project Team Attendees Alex May, COB Public Works - Transportation Division Noreen Walsh, COB Public Works - TransportaUon Drv~s~on Bob Sadigh~an, CDOT - Region 4 George Tsiouvaras, Carter & Burgess, Project Manager Lazry Gibson, Carter & Burgess, Public Involvement Task Manager Jeff Simmons, Carter 8c Burgess, Structural Engineer Brian McCarter, ZGF, Bndge Archrtect Dave Love, Love and Associates, Channel hydraulics Jerry Shapins, Shapms Associates, Landscape Architect R~ck Moser, Moser Engmeering, Drainage \~DEN I_F01\VOLIVOBS\_Trensporta~on\070363~nanagelmtg rtunuteSA1tg071301_1 doc ~ Open House Comments University Avenue to Pine Street July 24, 2001 Station 1: Pro'ect Information/Where Are We In The J Process/What's Next Public Comments: ~ Public relations is very important to get the word out. ~ This meeting was very mformative, well nin, thanks for all of your efforts. ~ Beyond University (to Baselme) is real "Gateway to City". Need for additional unprovements there, but outside scope of this project. Establish precedent for future improvement there with this project. ~ Time frame for construction• • Full yeaz 2002 • 4 months per phase. - 2 halves of bridge. ~~ - Longituduial roadway. ~ Fast track incentives/disincentives for contractor. ~ Interface with Bank OneBoulder Plaza pmject ~ Impact to Farmer's Mazket. I.oss of access will significantly affect future of the market. StatioII 2: Roadway/Streetscape Alternatives (including Transit) Public Comments: ~ Desire January through February for construction in downtown azea (Canyon to Spruce). ~ What will be impact to bus sernce? ~ Routes to downtown discontinued temporanly? ~ ~ Improve faster u~affic and bus. ~..+ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Open House Commenu July 24, 2001 , ~ Enforce bicycle ban on Broadway. ~ Provide pull-outs for buses. ~ Synchronize traffic signals on Broadway ~ Cnade sepazate pedesirian crossuigs. ~ Make sure pedesirian crossing at southeast comer of Broadway/Walnut is raised. ~ Try count down time indicators for vehiculaz heads on traffic signals (like Beijing). ~ Extend plans to Baseline - including landscape amenities, south of University Avenue. ~ Tree lawns make access for restaurant suppliers very difficult (32 Degees), and possible trees in front obstruct views to signs for customers. ~ I am concerned with planters and trees planted in front of 1714-1718 Broadway. The sidewallc is too narrow for restncting the sidewalk with trees/planters. Sigaage will not be visible on the building, especially in the summer. ~ I am concerned with any change of grade in front of 1714/1718 Broadway - I am not interested in a step down or up to the doorway ~~ ~ At bus stops traditronally the curb is too high to climb on to a bus stopped in the street. Bus drivers in winter are reluctant to get near curbs because of ice and snow in gutters that make trachon imposs~ble. I'm a short person and need to be able to comfortably step aboard a bus stair. Piease design bus stops with this in mind along Broadway. ~ Splash guards in narrow azeas - Canyon Blvd. and bus stops. ~ Maintain existing storm sewer oudets north of bridge. • Coordinate with Stormwater Master Plan. • Location of outflows to Creek. ~ East side, University to Marine - bike path not maintained - icy/slick. • City maintains bike path. • Bikers don't use arboretum section. • Bikes use natrow sidewalk, instead (bikes, skateboazds, rollerbladers, etc.). ~ Tearing up heart of Boulder for 2 yeazs - concern. ~~~, ~ What will be the impact on traffic from outside areas that use Broadway during construction? ~> BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Open House Commenu July 24, 2001 ~ Coordinate with new Transit Center at 30th and Peazl streets. ~ Why were sidewalks "split" vertically (step-down) near mall? Irritating, not useful. ~ I'm glad to see that the reconstruction will occur within the existing right-of-way, and will not result in a street widemng. ~ I'm concerned about pedestrian safety at the right tum lane &om northbound Broadway on to Walnut. I think the tum lane is a good addition to improve bus flow, but given the lrigh pedestrian traffic in the area, I'd like to see a stop sign (not just the usual yield sign) where the lane crosses the sidewalk, in order to emphasize that pedestrians have the right of way. ~ Need directionat and informational signs at key points with directions to bathrooms, ATMs, phone, post office, etc. ~ Timing of traffic lights. Denver impmved their light gready in the 60's with an engineer named Banner. ~ Off ramps (bus pull-out) for bus stops. RTD might not like this but we already have some and aze moving a lot more people than buses. ~ LeR turn azrows should be uniform. ~ ~ Display hme left on green lights. ~ ~ Under and over passes for pedestrians (very expensive). StatiOri 3: Bridge Design Alternatives (including Creek Path) Public Comments: ~ Protect concrete from vandals (i.e. Arapahoe bridge). ~ Need provisions for handicap and visually impaired under bridge. ~ Under bridge - elderly, disabled not accommodated (need railings along divider wall ad~acent to creek). ~ The conceptual work on the new bridge is great. I'd like to see the design retazn the current "star" railing motif, as I consider that a defining aspect of the Broadway bridge. ~ ~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT Open House Comments July 24, 2001 Station 4: Historic/CulturaUEnvironmental ~~ ~n ~? ~r.' Public Comments: ~ Take mto consideration the potential of an increase in traffic noise based on design, paving materials, etc. ~ I am still concemed with construction of the bridge, and how it will impact the restaurant patio. I would hke contractors to be aware of structiu~al damage to the paUo (next to 32`~ and agree to keep disruption to an absolute minimum and replace at their own cost any areas disturbed J\_Transportetion\070363~nanage~ntg mmuus\Open Houu 072401e doc 4 ~ CITIZEN COMMENT VIA PHONE Fred Gossman Knitwit 444•6776 When does construction begin~ When wdl the sidewalk be closed? How will the traffic be impacted~ John Seward 443-8423 turnouts for buses, relocate bus stops if necessary to ease congestion consider countdown traffic signal for the car (Be~ing) standardize left turn arrow to synchronize traffic signals to help traff~c Marilyn Runner 546-5404 Would like landscaping to cover the area from Unrversity to Baseline ~ Rob Namen 543-5929 has severai properties along Broadway (Starbucks, NE corner of Arapahoe & Broadway) Sue 442-4030 ext 632 Humane Soaety event on September 16 Rex Burns Portland Place Can't make open house-votes for better bike traiis so pedestrians/bikes coming up hill on Broadway don't confiict Rob Wines TEBO Development 447-8326 They own 1590 Broadway and was interested in the plans for Broadway in this area In September they are remodeling 1590 Broadway and he said they will not do any landscape improvements until he sees what the Broadway pians are ,", ~ Nan Fogel Hillside Neighborhood ~ 442-0651 Called to suggest placing stop signs on University at 15th Street intersection to mitigate the traffic impacts from the Broadway reconstruction pro~ect Barbara Guthrie Hast & Company Property Manager for 1155 marine 444-7575 Wanted to know what was happening at their property - any speafic improvements Molly McKee 9t" Street 444-4760 Concerned that the Broadway pro~ect wili divert treffic onto 9~'' Street Howard Green Morningstar Boutique 449-9507 Wonder~ng about the construction schedule Pedestnan access to remain open, alley access to remain open, construction phasing- east side first, then west ~ Nicole Yardley University Inn 442-3830 Concerns over Arapahoe pro~ect ~" ti... P^` ~.+ OUTREACH TOINTEREST GROUPS DBI Quarterly Meeting: May 31, 2001 Detour Plans, Pedestrian Crossing at Arapahoe & Broadway - improvements needed to help her cross It takes her 2 minutes to cross Broadway at Arapahoe and she sometimes misses her bus Alleys - how do you keep access open to trucks pulling in and backing out? Hillside Neighborhood Meeting: June 5, 2001 Gene and Gerri Thomas, Rene Van Meter, Ed Wolff„ Nancy Levitt, Nan Fogel, Roger and Krisia Bilham, Carl Manthei, and Paul Levitt attended the meeting High # of accidents at Unrversity and 17t" Unanimous support Make 17t" Street one way SB (use other lane for bicycle traffic) Make it one way certain times of day (espeaally in the winter) ~'^ Concerned that there will be more traffic Can a traffic light at University and 15"' be ~r,,.~ temporarily installed to deter cut-through traffic~ Restrict right turn / east on Broadway at Unrversity How can we get plugged back into this pro~ect if the traffic is getting reaily bad dunng construction~ ** I mentioned the NTMP and to contact Theresa Spears for more information Most accidents are not reported - 5/ weekend vs 5/ year Unrversity parking structure Potential spaces for Boulder High School? 17t" Street is only supposed to be 1,500 cars / day (one neighbor has done research on this issue - contact Tim Van Meter) traffic is bad and it will only get worse mirrors at 17"' & Hillside - east s~de of the road ~°'"^ °..~ ~ Mapleton Hill Neighborhood Associatian June 28, 2001 Newsletter going out in August When is One Boulder Plaza opening~ Congregational Church - Pine / Broadway What does the improvement for the path look like~ Transit pullouts & impacts during construction~ BBC Meeting: Dave Aliured, Premena, John Schwenker, Manfred Swoch, Rebecca Strick, Landon, Jerry Wyss, Christa, Rob Smoke attended the meeting Pedestrian crossing @ Broadway Bridge Coordinate with Civic Center Master Plan WhaYs the need~ ~ No way to bike ~"' Keep the bike-climb~ng lane Bike lanes on Broadway, speafically on the east side Bicycles allowed full use on downhill NB lane Plan Boulder Luncheon Meeting: Construction plans & night work Years ago Unrversity-Arapahoe was overlayed in concrete Will the flooding on the creek path be fixed~ Pedestnan crossing on Broadway at Boulder Creek (Bob says to block that crossing) Life span of Broadway~ What is the difference between asphalt & concrete pavement composition~ (#10 concrete forthis pro~ect) Bank One - Coordination - access impacts r"'~ ~ Is there a lot of truck traffic on Broadway~ ~ Underground / utility work - frustrating when someone tears into a recently overlaid / constructed street Concerned about impacts on buses - what about pullouts~ Is there enough width for another bicycie climbing lane or a passing area for the climbing lane~ Wider sidewalk on west side and take out climbing lane l lt" Street - can we sign it as a bike route~ Wili the sidewalk & path remain open during construction~ What happens to 9t" street~ Whittier Neighborhood Meeting: Design-wise, make sure that people understand that iYs very pedestrian Make intersections look smaller Large, continuous street trees are very important (plant trees that will grow large) ~^^ Bench & flower pots at each bus stop ~..~ Sidewalk sweeping Pedestrian scale lighting Reduce the speed limit to 25 mph Would like detached sidewalks as much as possible Bus pullout at the Muni Bldg Concern that traffic will be converted permanently Signs to remind peopie to slow down - something to discourage peopie from turnmg onto Pme Street Outreach to ma~or employers / hospital University section of Broadway 3 sections in 3 years likes brick crosswaiks .-. ~~ University Hill Neighborhood Association: ~ 25 persons attending this meeting Do not reduce the lanes all the way from University to Pine Mitigate the impacts of 9t" street after the pro~ect is completed When is the 28th street pro~ect occurring~ When is the Grandwew pro~ect occurring~ ETC Meeting: Vandalism to trees along Broadway, south of Pearl Delrvery trucks are clipping tree branches coming out of alleys Alfalfa's - place low fences around trees - place trash receptacles on site Uniformity of transit stop - coordinate with BURA stops Sidewalk on east side of Broadway south of Marine - make it more bike friendly - there are bicyclists that like to use this to get to Alfalfa's & the Library Bus pull•outs on Broadway (2 pp favored this) ~ Alleys - keep access open dunng construction v.r Communication - keep businesses informed that the pro~ect is commg and iYs gomg to impact them temporanly Weight limit on bridge - to accommodate possibility of trolieys in the future ~'^ ~ Haertling Management f""'° 1714 Broadway ~ Boulder, CO 80302 Sept. 16, 2001 Noreen Wa1sh City of Boulder Pubhc Works Dept. 1739 Broadway Boulder, CO 80306 Deaz Ms. Walsh, Your office recently sent out letters that addressed the CEAP review for the Broadway Reconstruction Project, stating that the plamm~g department will address comments and concerns from those of us impacted by this project. I am grateful for the opportunity to present concems here on behalf of my mother Vi Haertling, owner of the 1714-1718 Broadway property, (location of 32 Degrees and Rising restaurant and my office) and the 1650 Broadway property (location of Rainbow Cleaners and Alexander's Restaurant). I haue been in close contact with Alex May over the last 8 months, discussing details of the project and how it could affect our properties. Alex has been very helpful, and we aze satisfied with his collaborative efforts to address the issues we've raised I am using this opportunrty to present these concerns in hopes that your office will continue to consider °^' them in plamm~g the reconstruction project 'v.. As owners of the Broadway properties, our primary concern is the ability of our tenants to contume running productive businesses during this construction period. With the economic problems of recent months, each of our tenants has already been challenged financially Taking into consideration the issues associated with such a long and mvolved project as the Broadway reconstruction, we are concerned that these businesses will be challenged to the pomt of survival. Regazdmg the 32 Degrees and Rising restaurant bwlding, the issues aze as follows. The patio to the north of the building has been leased from the City for more than 15 yeazs. The restaurant depends on the use of this patio for the enjoyment of rts patrons and the survival of rts busmess. Ever since my father Chazles Haertlmg designed tlus paho m the '70s, we haue been very grateful to the City of Boulder and the Pazks and Recreatton Department for this leasing opportunity. It is crucial to the preservation of this historic structure and provides the most beautiful summer patio expenence in Boulder. We have been reassured that the disruprion to the patio will be minimal during the construction of the bridge. Since the work is scheduled to occur this winter, interrupted use of the patio will be minimal during the spnng and summer patio-use hmes. Eazlier m the planning stage, there was a concern that the patio could be removed completely, but we understand that the current plan has no impact on the patio or the retaining wall that .~'^ sepazates it from the creek. ~... r~^ T'here is a concern, however, that the bridge construchon will continue into spnng, when ""~-~' the restaurant relies on the paho for appeal and for seating. We have been told that if the project starts on time - at the first of the yeaz - the bridge portion of the project will be completed by spring. We aze concerned, however, that a late start will cause irreparable damage to tlus busmess The construction on Broadway is also a concern - both for the 1718-1714 Broadway location and for the 1650 Broadway tenants. These businesses obviously need to survive for the duratron of the project - estimated to be one-yeaz long. Alex has helped us anticipate the type of situations we will encounter and has been awaze of our needs, but we aze still concerned about the disruphon for these businesses Our request is to be allowed to have the best possible access for patrons and delivenes to their businesses and to have work in the immediate vicuvty scheduled outside of business hours. Speedy progress with this pro~ect is imperatrve for the contumed livelihood of Boulder's economy We would also like to have as much advanced notice as possible about street and sidewalk projects in front of our buildings. Regazding 1650 Broadway, location of Rainbow Cleaners and Alexander's Restaurant, we have heazd of a plan to route a sewer pipe down Arapahoe, to the bridge to the east. ~.•. This would entail the possible disruption on the other comer street - Arapahoe - makuig ~,,,,. business almost impossible for the length of construcfion. If consideration of this issue can be taken into account in the planning and tumng of this project, perhaps the negahve unpacts on business operations can be reduced. I would l~ke to say that we aze very impressed with the courtesy and professionalism of everyone we have been in contact wrth regazding our concerns. Aside from our worries about the economic impact of construcuon, we aze very enthusiastic about the improvements that aze bemg made. We look fonvard to conUnued good relationships wrth the thoughtful individuals working on this project and appreciate any opporhuuty to comment and participate in the process Please call me if you need any other mformation and thank you for this opportunity to be part of Bould~r's progress. 303-447-8504 ~ ~ ~ Page 1 of 1 Noreen Walsh - broadway design requests: e""' Ftom: s premena <premzee@~uno com> ~' To: <WalshN@c~ boulder co us> Date: 09/10/2001 9 55 PM Subject: broadway des~gn requests I hope you w~ll mclude the followmg featuxes m the Broadway rebmld Ped crossmg over bridge area Nat fits well mto ex~snng paths SRa~gh[forwazd Grandv1ew ro Walnut bilce / multlpa[h route - m add~non ro curv~ng path wluch gces by the azbocetum and on the east side of the roadway A mulh use path from the southeast comer of Canyon and Broadway pnft ro 13th street - ro connect w~th the cew strughdorward downlull b~keway on the east s~de of Broadway from Umvers~ty [w~den the s~dewalk a b~[ ] S~gu~ge on the northbound s~de of Broadway rertundmg motonsts that cycLsu have the uu of the full lane p pedesman cross~ng rtud hill at Mance across Broadway Thanks nde on~ p~emena GET INTERNEI' ACCESS FROM ]UNO~ ]uno offecs FREE or PREMNM In[tmet access for Iess~ Jom luno today~ For your FREE sokwaze, v~sn httg//N www~un~ cgMecutap,~ 4r/ ~ file://C:\TEMP~GW }00005 HTM 09/11/2001 ~ Broadway Reconstruct~on Pro~ect % Noreen Walsh, COP Planner C~[y of Boulder Muntcipal Bmldmg Broadway & Canyon Blvds Boulder, CO July 24, 2001 Cazol Lynn Streamer 1705 14`" St #357 Boulder, CO 80302-6321 Boulder NaUVe and 61 yeaz Res~dent Re S[akeholders Meedng July 24,2001 Dr Peter Raven, Director of the Missoun Botamcal Gazden and Presiden[ of the Amencan Assoc~atwn for the Advancement of Sc~ence re~runded h~s aud~ence at the Denver Museum of Nature and Sc~ence m Denver on Monday, July 16 that it ~s the duty of all cmzens m a Democracy to speak up and voice the~r opmron whenever civic changes are planned that affect them Polit~cal forces make changes based upon ~deas, which aze presented Employees aze h~red based upon the~r skills and expertise and not because of Their knowledge of the envuonment they aze hired to forge, reclaim and alter Dr John Schoolland, a photographer and local histonan once stated that all Boulder h~stonans aze merely people who knew what ex~sted m Boulder before now The problem PedesV~ans face m 21" Century Boulder ~s that neazly 100% of the urban planners only nde m automobiles thus few people seem to comprehend the disasters and monumental problems created by every dev~l~sh shortcut to serve the alm~ghty automobile, which m 1974 cost only $2,600 and now costs $25,000 [o own Few car owners would ever cons~der standmg m the m~ddle of a blacktopped parlnng lot for 90 rcunutes bemg baked by the sun, d~enched by the ram or chmb a mountam of snow piled at thev bus stop In the 1940's and 1950's many adult women m Boulder wore hats w~th long face veils and gloves to protect the~r slnn from the blaz~ng sun at any ume of the yeaz Most busstops offer absolutely no shade m summer and ,.~* no protechon from the solaz wmds and below zero temperatures, heavy rams or beaang hail Bus nders ~ mclude the workmg poor, people whose cazs aze m for repair, D U I offenders, and tounsts from out of town These are people who have chosen to conserve energy by not owmng a caz Bus nders accept the vade-off of not bemg able to get places m a hurry because of cho~ce It is d~ffiwlt ro park a caz m many ne~ghborhoods IPs a battlefield eazth mrf waz - the pedesvians vs the automohve culture The bicycl~sts "cnhcal mass" [heory is mos[ m[erestmg [o all pedestr~ans This ~s a[heory abou[ chaos m quantum phys~cs, that change ~s an aberahon of normal behav~or m the heahng and coolmg process The Broadway Bndge has probably not collapsed because the C~ry never perm~tted any runnmg races or marchmg across the bndge m rts recent h~story Back 40 yeazs ago the ennre stretch of Broadway was used for Homecommg Parades down Broadway [owazds Peazl SVeet As many as 50 or 60 High School Bands from azound the State of Colorado marched ~n those pazades The parades ended when one of those homemade 4-wheel go-cart drags[ers lost control and crashed mto the crowd neaz Mazme Bu[ could ~t also be [ha[ Ihe local Crty Manager (now deceased) fre[[ed about the po[enual tha[ all those bands mazchmg across [he bndge mi sh[ cause i[s eazly dem~se when funds to replace ~t were not available One of Boulder's many problems ~s that most employers were forced by former local plannmg solunons to reloca[e theu busmesses on [he fnnges of the C~ty L~mrts Th~s means tha[ pedestrtans have [o take busses or bicycles to shop for bas~c necessit~es Th~s can be an all day travehng expenence 2 hours to get [o the destmahon, 2 hours to comple[e [he~r erzands, and 2 hours [o re[urn home Somenmes a pedes[rian d~scovers one must walk 6 blocks to get across a sveet or a bridge dce to road or sVeet ~mprovements [hat bbck access to deshnahons Lke busstops Bus drrvers make no excephons In plamm~g the Crv~c Center Park and Broadway ~mprove~nents these concepts aze important to many pedestnans 1) For years people who never nde a bus have g~ven the exwse [hat [hey couldd[ find the busstop .~ because of Vee I~mbs, wh~ch blocked the s~gn However, most of those busstops that aze ]ocated no where F,~, near [rees m Spnng, Summer, Fall, and Wmter are seldom if ever used by pedesV~ans because the elderly, ~ women w~th children, and people who have walked a aule to get to that busstop won't stand wa~ung for a ~ bus they aren't sure will show up m 30 rrunutes No matter how humble the tree, pedestnans prefer [he welcome shade of leaves and green gass and flower beds 2) The Broadway Blvd Area from Unrvers~ty to Arapahce ~s Imed with Vees, green grass, and b~ts of shade as one walks down the hill on either side of Broadway However, m wmter that same pedesman and bike path on the east s~de of Broadway ~s often sLck w~th a thm layer of ~ce The Umversity owns most of the property and never attemp[s to remove the snow due to [he mchned slope of the sidewalk down the hill Currently th~s ~s a Veacherous route to walk 3 to 7 months of each yeaz This same very wide s~dewalk ~s a favonte w~th skateboazders, rollerbladers, and b~cychsts The place freest of ~ce ~s way down at the bottom of the hill at Manne Few b~cychsts use the approved Bike Path by the Arboretum preferrmg to use the narrow sidewalk down to Arapahoe Avenue On the west s~de of Broadway between Umversrty Ave and Marme the sidewalk ~s narrow and often urban dramage from meltmg snow make the azeas azound the curb cuts mto pools of icy water or sheets of ice Wheelchair nders find this too challengmg and difficult so prefer to catch busses at Arapahoe and at any campus stop to go up or down the Unvers~ty H~ll When I first heazd of the Umversity's plans to turnmg rts property from Umversity to Manne, Broadway to 17'" mto a parkmg gazage, I wondered how pedestr~ans were gomg to suffer afrer the removal of the trees, grasslands, and the mtroduct~on of hugh black-topped parkmg lots and conctete garages Even if undergound tunnels aze planned, will the results end up as death traps m a flash flood flowmg down from Bluebell Canyon Ocean Journey m De~ver has a flash flood exh~brt as a teachmg lesson for azea C~ty Engtneers with tunnel vis~on 3) At Broadway and Umvers~ty Avenue on the east side there is a busstop m front of a former church People often su on the stone sta~rcase of this Umversity bmlding while waiung for busses It would be mce to have a shelter wIIh a bus ume table at that locauon so that new bus nders could know when busses stop rumm~g at mght or begm mnnmg m a mornmg. 4) The next bussrop ~s 4 blocks north at the Broadway Bndge Arapahoe ~s an mterest~ng ~ mtersechon Dr~vers seem to roil down Broadway from Unrversiry to Arapahce at h~gh rates of speed ~„ Last summer azound dusk I was o~ foot headed for the Boulder Pubhc L~brary when an oubof-control dnver rolled at a h~gh rate of speed mto the bushes on the Northwest corner of that mtersecuon It remmded me of the b~g, round, block of cement at 17'" & H~lls~de erected because so many Broadway dnvers careen down Umvers~ty to 17`" Street at a high rate of speed to bypass the Broadway/Arapahoe s~gnal l~gh[s 5) A[ Broadway and Arapahoe I env~s~on bo[h bndge buss[ops [o be relocated [o a Veeless wmd tunnel mmus grass or flowers closer to Canyon Blvd 6) On the West s~de of Broadway the next busstop ~s at a Downtown Busmess Managemet D~stnct Pazlung Garage wh~ch offers shade, places to si[ down, no mforma[~on about bus schedules or maps of [he Down[own and only recendy put m a concrete garbage can It ~s a very popular busstop wh~ch could display a map showmg the loca[wn of the U S Pos[ Office, [he Courthouse, Crty Mumcipal Buildmg [he Justice Center, the Boulder PabLc L~brazy, the RTD Sta[~on, parkmg garages, publ~c phone booths, public restroom bcarions, ATfvI Machmes, b~cycle pazlong locarions, bus schedules, food courts, [he Pearl Stree[ Mall, play azeas for children, the Central Park, Ihe Dushanbe Tea House, etc Th~s kmd of map ~s so easy to crea[e bu[ ~[ mus[ be pohced for vandaLsm on a da~ly or weekly bas~s as rt often a[trac[s graffi[~ arhs[s and drug dealers and poLUCa] or commercia] flyers A C~ty Ordmance m~ght be reqwred mdudmg a fine for non- approved usage 7) The next busstop on the East s~de of Broadway and Walnut is where plans are bemg made to plant photographs of h~stonc Boulder There are bushes and could be trees there Whee ~s that area an oven~ Here agam no one thought of a shelter wrth bus schedule s~gns to serve [he Pearl SVeet Mall r"'"^ ".r des~rable for wheelchair and elderly people to have a handrail to hold on to while walkmg p"^ down or up steep underpass slopes Pm sure even blmd people would apprec~ate a grab baz ,,,,,,, gu~de Nme months of the yeaz we have had relaUvely few problems along Broadway or at the Crv~c Center Broadway Bndge The other 3 months are fnghtenmg because of the potenual of falhng tree hmbs at any season we have heavy winds or unexpected heavy snows and [he canopy of vees sports lots o4leaves 13) I also worry about the potenua] of ineltmg ~cicles dnppmg or brealung off on unsuspectmg pedesV~ans I recall m my childhood m Downtown Boulder a hailstorm tha[ dumped 2'/x feet or more of hail on Downtown Boulder roofrops In our aparrmen[ the firewatl gave away sendmg the hail and water rushmg down the ms~de watl of our bathroom neaz [he skyhght The roof was repa~red but the C~ty Manager reaLzed that the azchrtectwe approved m the 19`" Cenmry had not properly taken into account the need for rooftop designs tha[ perautted hail and heavy snow to properly dram off clogged roofrops Many ma~or c~hes wrth tall skyscrapers have problems w~th ~c~cles dunng wmter which ~s perhaps a common des~gn problem 14) The Boulder Tram Depot was ongmally located at 14'~ & Water Sveets Cen[ral Pazk was loca[ed where Bank One's former dnve-up facility was located 1fi~s once sported tall vees, grass, ta~ucab offices, fre~ght deLvery wagons and 2lumberyazds The tram vacks were removed when the tram owners decided to relocate the lumber~azds to fnnge tocahons east of Boulder The Fust Nahonal Bank purchased land from Sroadway to 14 Streets for its buildings and pazlung lots and dnve-up facihUes. The trees and grass and ptcmc tables were relocated to the azea doser to the Broadway Bndge and the Drtch Company lock 15) Trees have hfe expec[ancies Some Irve to be 5 yeazs old Some Itve to be 20 years old Some even manage to reach the age of b5 years or 85 yeazs Few l~ve very long because the earth azound Boulder has a very thm crust of acwal soil Beneath the soil is a land of clay that expands when wet and hardens when dry The earth becomes almost as hazd as stone m both wmter and m summer Sprmg runoffs soak ~ mro the soil permrttmg ~t to expand and soak m water wh~ch drams mto deep caverns beneath the large boulders which ex~st under the clay I've never qwte understood where the Boulder Creek lazge smooth stones came from I assume m ancient geologac history that clmker rocl.s were tossed m the air by actrve volcanoes and those that landed near Boulder Creek have been worn smooth by the mmbLng waters flowmg from h~gher elevat~ons cencury after century We take geologic features forgranted m talking about Cenval Boulder I recall my C U B~ology teacher pomung out that Boulder Canyon ~s as old as the Grand Canyon and that Boulder once was the home of the Gulf of Mex~co and an anc~ent sea floor 16) In June I happened to ask many people about what mountam ~ust west of Boulder had a flag on top of rt Th~s ~s a well-known fact to all h~gh school students graduaang from local city h~gh schools To my amazement I leamed that even ]ong-time res~dents of Boulder had no idea tha[ Flagstaff Mounta~n had a flag flymg on top of rt Few could see the flagpole The loca] nanves found [h~s mos[ amusmg that I had discovered one of [he bcal msider pieces of knowledge My father, Paul S Veamer, was one of [he local long d~stance runners who managed to carry the flag up to the top of Flagstaff Mountazn for hts Prep School class back when [hat was a ma~or sprmg t~me acnvrty around Boulder before CU Engmeermg Days and the Kmenc Conveyance Races we en~oy [oday m May 17) Many people aze totally unaware that Boulder was known as a mudhole m 1859 When the mmers arrrved [hey Lved m ten[ crt~es and a[temp[ed to pan for gold m[he watets of Boulder Creek wh~ch of course was a very poor place to pan for gold The railroad people and the miLtary wanted to d~scover ~f any kmd of vegetahon would grow at this h~gh alumde So farmers were brought m from the Mtdwest and fore~gn counmes where crops and vegetaaon grew m similar dryland cnndmons Pres~dent Grant created D~tch Compames to convol the spnng runoffs and store water for the hydroelectnc dams he wanted ro crea[e to provide elec[ncrty for rumm~g water [hrough p~pes ~o prov~de mdoor plumbmg, sewer serv~ce and water for growmg farms to make urban area self-suffic~ent since Boulder was so very far away from Ch~cago, Illmois and St Lows, M~ssoun ~mprovemeni based on some apphcahon used and tested by some other crty m the Umted States to resolve ~r.+. some s~milaz s~mauon ~ 23) Among the changes I have w~tnessed m my l~fehme aze these a) Curb cu[s were done by RTD busses, wh~ch ~us[ ran over old curbs that d~dn't prov~de room for busses to make right, turns at an mtersecuon RTD's stated pol~cy was "go ahead and roll on the curbs, the aty will then be forced to replace those curbs wrth des~gns useful to wheelchaus " b) I wasn't born then, but I remember readmg that the Chautauqua Park to Downtown Urban Radroad which ran down Broadway was removed almost ~mmed~ately after a tram caz cazeened down the hills~de from the campus and Inlled a woman neaz ihe mtersection of Arapahoe and Broadway I bel~eve that is exactly what I aimost w~tnessed ]ast July at [hat same mtersecuon when a car rolled mto the bushes at the Northwest corner c) A fire burned the ongmal Boulder County Courthouse The ciuzenry demanded the bwldmg be replaced w~th stone Boulder was poor then too So the ra~lroad suggested [ha[ ~[ was m the process of replacmg rts stone bndges and had some old s[one [o recycle The recycled bridge stone was what was used to rebu~id the Boulder Counry Courthouse That same rema~mng stone was dumped m a landfill m 1983 because rt was cons~dered no ]onger of any value d) I witnessed the Masomc Temple fire m the 1940's Tt was Boulder's last 14-story buildmg It was home to several U S government World Waz II Food and Shoe Stamp adm~mstraUOn offices, a dance hall, and hotel m addmon to Walgreeds Drug and Cafetena Across the alley of 14'" SVeet was Boulder City Hall and PoLce Stahon I bel~eve every available frre Vuck was sent to rescue the hotel dwelters and keep C~ty Hall from burnmg to the ground For yeazs the Southwest corner of 14'" & Peazl Streeu remamcd vacant The C~ty Council dec~ded to relocate C~ty Hall and the Pohce Stahon over at the Southwest corner of Broadway and Water Street neaz the Boulder Creek The ~ ra~lroad had dec~ded that locauon no longer had value as no trams went up Boulder Canyon and the lumberyard m that area was movmg fur[her east A new brick 9-story bwldmg was constructed on the Northwest comer of Walnut and 141° Streets to replace the Ctty Hall buildmg The new buildmg became headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Invesagauons, the Federal Internal Revenue Service Office, and several lawyers servmg the Umted States Supreme CouR, and on the first 2-stones a new Department Srore The Masomc Temple moved to the comer of Broadway and Pme Sveets constructmg ~ts new 2-story locatwn with stone It was located next door to the local Cazneg~e Boulder Public L~brary and mcluded a small parlung lot for use by patrons of the l~brazy Walgreen's dec~ded to replace its shaze of the building w~th a one-story drugstore and cafetena and small pazkmg lot for dehvery veh~cles e) A car exitmg the bank buildmg dnve-up facil~ty at 14th & Walnut streets killed a French female c~azen The [own leaders dec~ded that for pedestnan safety reasons, all drrve-up facdiUes would have to be bwl[ east of Boulder to prevent fu[ure Vagedies m a pedestnan environment m Central Boulder ~ A speedmg car killed a retarded woman while she was a[[emphng [o cross College Avenue & Broadway Blvd The C~ty Planners decided [hat smce [h~s m[ersect~on was a ma~or gateway [o the Umvers~ty of Colorado campus, ~[ would be w~se [o consvuc[ an underpass at the mtersechon because traffic had become too excess~ve along Broadway to permrt mass crossmgs of pedestrians gomg to and from the H~Ilsveet Busmess D~sVict g) A heavy wmter snows[orm collapsed [he roof of the new Fairv~ew H~gh School dunng C U Wmtec Break a few yeazs ago ;ocal leaders made an agreement w~th the Umversiry of Colorado for the High School students to use [he empry campus dunng the wmter break between Semesters wh~le the roof was bemg repa~red The result was that the h~gh school students vandaLzed the campus Norlm Library rugs, glass doors, the Umvers~ty Memonal Buildmg Bookstore Lockers, broke the donated b~g ballet m~rzor m the Ballroom Women's Power Room and those were only a few of the changes these ?'"'^ ,~ [eenagers made in trashmg [he campus east of Broadway Unfortunately, all the C U n) That wasdt the only flood I wimessed duectly m my hfetime In the summer of 1950 r». when I was 10 years old T decided to walk up Broadway to vis~t a fnend that Lved wes[ of ~, Broadway about 10'" Street and Umvers~ty Avenue There was a flash of l~ghmmg and rt started rammg so I humed along so I woulddt get too wet As I ran along Umvers~ty Avenue I noted that most of the homes had 3 foot cement staucases leadmg up to thev front doors For some unknown reason I elected to suddenly cLmb one of those s[a~rcases nearest to me because my feet were gethng very wet As I reached the top sta~r, I turned azound and to my amazement saw that the water flowmg from Bluebell Canyon was lappmg at the top of that s[aucase as ~t flowed down Umvers~ty Avenue past me I have always respected the Chautauqua azea azch~tects ever smce that hme E~ther they had w~messed the urban dramage as homes were bemg conswcted or we~e~ust takmg mexpensrve archuectural measures to construct entrances to homes built on a slope In any case I l~ved to say "I surv~ved my first flood m my Lfehme" o) In 1965 I well recall the flood that began ~us[ as the C U Graduahon ceremomes were begmmng It wiped out all the bndges along Boulder Creek except for a couple the Broadway Bndge and the other was the 3016 Sveet Bndge To get to work I had to walk on the water sewer culvert crossmg the creek at Folsom Water was lappmg at the base of the culvert as some fireman encouraged me to ~ust walk across Lke ~t was no b~g deal but I wasdt to look down under any circumstance When I arrrved at work, my employer sa~d I]ooked hke a drown rat and he wasn't bemg comphmentary L.ocalleaders began replacmg [hose Boulder Creek Bndges that very day The first, of course, bemg [he one to serve the Umversrty of Colorado at Folsom p) Another famous Broadway F1ood occurzed m North Boulder where the Boulder County Health and Soc~al Service Department Offices aze located on Ins Avenue I had~ust arnved at work at 8 00 a m when a mad man surpnsed the staff with an ulumawm to leave the buildmg at once no purses, no coats, no azguments It haddt been rammg when we had entered the buildmg seconds before but as we emerged outside, we discovered ice-cold water lappmg at our kneecaps floodmg the pazlung lot A strange woman drove ,~"" me to safery Jamestown and IBM's plant were cut off from Boulder for several months ~.,. as roads were rebmlt And the local leaders response was that the C~ty Lim~ts of Boulder should be moved further north [o enforce bwldmg ordmances and prov~de mote flood proofing soluhons q) The concept of "Modest Elegance" isn't qwte as quamt a philosophy to Boulder as some people thmk Actually, [he natrve ph~losophy is "Disaster ~s always waamg to happen m Boulder so better be prepared for the worst The disaster m~ght be even worse than you ever ~magmed " The philosophy of recyclmg ~s also very old m Boulder Many thmgs of senhmental value have been salvaged, reclaimed and re-used Maybe it began durmg Wodd War I when nothmg new was ava~lable so that the eqwpment used durmg Crvil War mmmg operauons had to be restored by the newly tramed CU engmeers Wood from farmhouses bemg torn down back Eas[ was sh~pped Wes[ [o build homes because Boulder had no woodlands or raw ma[enal [o construct shel[ers FurnIIUre was always passed around, reused, restored, and resold until ~ts useful ]ife was long gone The same was true of clothmg All [hese exchange places used [o be located m down[own Boulder on Pearl Street unpl newcomers re~ec[ed the ~dea of malang do and wan[ed somethmg new r) Among tbe changes newcomers have demanded was that each home be eqmpped w~th more than one telephone Lne Imhally th~s was~ust for cable T'V but now rt also serves mulhple hnes for fax machmes, computer connechons, web sites, pnvate hnes for several household members, etc I was [o]d that the Broadway Blvd Improvements would mcluded the h~stor~c replacerien[ of water, sewer, and cable hnes s~multaneously with the alteratwns of Broadway to cement This is a ceal altetat~on in thinkmg 6ecause always m [he past, streets have been improved and w~[hm days been torn up agam to lay down fresh unl~ty d~strict lmes to mess up the blacktop s) It is impoaant to note that one mornmg as I walked towards the Boulder Pu6lic Library on [he northwest sidewalk of Arapahoe I encountered at first L~brary Parkmg Lot """~' ..~- mtersec[ion cars sropped from every angle A truck exidng [he L~brazy Lot was blockmg ~ .~..., ~~ ~~ ~ RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TI~ BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT The Bmadway Multi-use Path Extension and other bike-pedestrian treatments From: BOLDER BICYCLE COMMUT'ERS To: NOREEN WALSH, CTTY of BOiJLDER TRANSPORTATION PLANNER Dear Noreen, September 14, 2001 What follows is a hst of the changes to Broadway that Bolder Bicycle Commuters (BBC) recommends as part of the Bmadway Reconstruction Project. Our remmmendations are rooted in the belief that bicyclists and walkers of Bouider need facilities that aze smartly designed, practical, and safe. We see the reconstruction of Bmadway as a historic opportunity to redesign and enhance the facilities of this vital avenue mto a truly multi-modal corridor that will be better for all users, motonzed as well as non- motorized. The BBC proposals: * Extend the multi-use path along the east side of Broadway to the north, in place of the existing sidewaik, from Marine Street to Walnut Street. ` Place signs on downhill section of east side of Broadway from University Avenixe to Marine that read to the effect, 'Bicyclists allowed full use of right lane '. 4 Maintain bicycle climbing lane on west side of Bmadway from Marine to Umversity. " Add bicycle lane on west side of Bmadway from Arapahce Avenue to Manne to connect to the existrng climbing lane. * Widen sidewalk on south side of Canyon Boulevard from Broadway to 13th Street for use as multi-use path. ~ Apply traction surface as needed to wooden board bridges in the project azea, including the board bndge east of the Broadway Bridge. * Create pedestrian mid-block crossing at the north end of the Broadway Bridge. * Cseate pedestrian mid-block crossing in the area of Marine Street. * Redesign the Broadway underpass of the Boulder Creek Path to m;n,m;~e the potential of flooding. By these proposals, BBC aims toward the following goaLs: 1) Increase the safety of cyclists and pedestrians using Broadway. 2) Provide direct access for cyclists to the Historic Downtown Area. 3) Create an effective "collector' route for areas west of Broadway from Arapahoe Avenue to Walnut Street (for example, Alfalfas, the Boulder Public Library). 4) Promote actual multi-modal equity on a vital arterial that is Bmadway. Thank you for rnnsidering these ideas. BBC is prepared to support and promote these recommendations in whatever way that you believe will further their chances of being accepted. Please call me anytime to discuss this. S~ ~~~~~ L~Hilliard, S on P°~P~ Bolder Bicycle Commuters Telephone: (303) 440-5911