The latest on the Intersection at Broadway and Grandview

Alexey DaviesAccomplishments, Advocacy, News

Community Cycles, with your help, has long opposed the intersection proposed at Broadway and Grandview.  We got Toole Design, an engineering firm with expertise in bike/ped safety, to look at this intersection and suggest the safest design.  CU promised to incorporated many of the recommendations and Community Cycles is following up on those promises.  Brad Mueller, director of Planning and Development, responded and will be reviewing our concerns.  Below is our letter and here is some the history on this project.


Dear TAB, Planning and Transportation staff, CU, Limelight Hotel:

Community Cycles would like to update you on an issue of concern we see with the multi-use path on Broadway as it is being constructed around the CU Conference Center.

In Lori Call’s (CU) email to Community Cycles on May 24, 2023, Lori forwarded us the Toole study and commented on the recommendations made by the consultant.

In this letter, Lori stated:

“The university will be working with the city to implement multiple recommendations from the study prior to the opening of the conference center in 2025. Some of these recommendations are included in the current, approved design.”

“Toole Design study recommendations that will be incorporated in advance of the conference center’s opening include ………” and she goes on to comment on Recommendations 2, 4, 5,  6, 7, 8, & 9  from the Toole report.

For Recommendation 5, Lori writes:

“Recommendation 5: Coordinate with the city to rebuild and restripe the multi-use path along Broadway to flip the lateral positioning of bicyclists and pedestrians.

o   Current approved design incorporates this change.”

Although Lori says that the “current design incorporates this change”, what was actually built does not and is in fact the original design that CU submitted and the city approved.  See drawings below: 

We would be happy to meet with anyone onsite to look at this, but ultimately, we expect the final construction to be the safer design we were promised.

We appreciate CU’s promise of incorporating recommendations 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 and we will be watching for these improvements.

Thanks so much

Community Cycles Advocacy Committee