The City of Boulder has been working on Intersection Safety Improvement projects.
19th & Baseline
- The City is redesigning this intersection after 23 collisions, 12 involving bicyclists, between 2012-2016.
- 91% involved eastbound bicyclists and vehicles turning right on to Baseline Road westbound.
- The City originally proposed straightening 29th and adding a left turn lane to 29th.
- We asked instead for a raised intersection to show that people on bikes or on foot are crossing here and have the right-of-way.
- We provided an example design.
- The City agreed and modified their design to incorporate most of our suggestions!
Colorado & Regent
- The City is redesigning this intersection after 48 collisions (!), 8 involving bicyclists, between 2012-2014.
- Most of the crashed were rear-end in the right turn lane from Regent to Colorado
- New design includes elements of a protected intersection
- We recommended a side path, rather than a striped lane between car lanes.
- Crossing at 28th is still a concern; we are working with The City to explore other options. This intersection may be rebuilt in the near future.
- We would like to reduce the angle on the 90-degree turns of the bike path.