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April 4, 2024

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study Informational Meetings in April

Virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 16, in-person meeting on Tuesday, April 30, in Lyons

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County’s Community Planning & Permitting Department invites the public to attend one of two meeting presentations for the North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study. One meeting is virtual and one meeting will be in person in Lyons.

  • Virtual public meeting on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 6 p.m. Please register for the meeting here.
  • In-person public meeting on Tuesday, April 30, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town of Lyons Public Library, 451 4th Ave. in Lyons.

The purpose of North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study is to determine the feasibility of a bikeway along US. 36/North Foothills Highway that is separated from motorized vehicle traffic. The study is looking at the 11 miles between the City of Boulder and the Town of Lyons.

The study focuses on land that is within CDOT right-of-way. The Boulder County Transportation Planning Division is working with CDOT, County Parks and Open Space, the City of Boulder, and the Town of Lyons on the study.

The purpose of the bikeway is to improve safety and comfort for cyclists of all ages. This road has more crashes that involve cyclists than any other road in unincorporated Boulder County. The most common type of fatal or major Injury bicycle crashes are caused by a motorist rear ending a cyclist. A bikeway providing separation from motor vehicles would decrease or eliminate this type of crash on US 36/North Foothills Highway. The bikeway could also provide increased access to trails and connections to popular cycling routes along the corridor.

At the public meetings, the project team will present on the challenges and opportunities that will determine the feasibility, potential bikeway alignment(s) for further consideration, and to share potential design characteristics of the bikeway. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback at the end of the meeting. The virtual public meeting will be recorded for later viewing.

For more information, visit the North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study webpage, or contact Alexandra Phillips, Boulder County Bike Planner, at or 303-441-4520.