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North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study

North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study


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.

Public Meetings and Hearings

North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study Meetings

Boulder County’s Community Planning & Permitting Department invites the public to attend one of two meeting presentations for the North Foothills Bikeway Feasibility Study. 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. The meeting is offered virtually or in-person in Lyons and 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.

  • Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Virtual Public Meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 6 p.m.

    Virtual meeting participation using Zoom Webinar. Registration is required to attend virtually:
    Register to attend

For more information contact Alexandra Phillips, Boulder County Bike Planner, at or 303-441-4520.

It is Boulder County policy to make county programs, meetings, activities, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at 303-441-3525 at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Past Meetings

Presentation to the City of Boulder Transportation Advisory Board, Feb. 12, 2024

Meeting Materials:
Memo, Feb. 12, 2024
Audio, Feb. 12, 2024

Written update to the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Board of Trustees. Feb. 14, 2024

Meeting Materials:
Memo (Starts on page 93)

Motor vehicles and bicyclists on US 36 north of Boulder

Motor vehicles and bicyclists on US 36 north of Boulder

Project Contact

Alexandra Phillips, Project Manager
Phone: 303-441-4520

Contact Us

Community Planning & Permitting (formerly the Land Use Dept.)

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302


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10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
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Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
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