Thanks Marni Ratzel, City of Boulder Bicycle/ Pedestrian Planner


June 2nd is Marni’s last day. She has served as Boulder’s Bike/Ped planner for the last 15 years. Marni leaves Boulder for a 3 year stint in Auckland, New Zealand, implementing a series of large capital projects for bikes

Community Cycles would like to give a big thank you to Marni for all her tireless, hard work over the years. Struggling in the trenches of government is often unsung and underappreciated.

The many projects that Marni’s has spearheaded include: the city’s extensive way-finding signage, numerous Safe Routes to School capital projects, the extensive 2014 TMP update, Winter Bike to Work Day, The Way of the Path, Heads Up, B-cycle, Love to Ride, numerous bike parking projects and an ordinance change for safer racks, and many other infrastructure and outreach we’re sure we are forgetting. Marni has always worked hard to make bicyclists and pedestrians feel safer and equal in our transportation system. She did not win every battle- that is part of what working in a bureaucracy is- but she always worked hard with her heart fully in the right place.

Marni also helped make Community Cycles what it is today. Marni trusted Community Cycles to do important outreach work and organize Walk and Bike Week and later Walk and Bike Month. Without her faith in us, giving us some of our first grants, Community Cycles would not have been able to move forward and get the larger foundation and federal transportation grants we now regularly receive.

Marni, thank you so much for your many years of service to the Boulder community. Boulder is a better place for people who walk and ride bikes because of you. Thanks!