Over time, our regional transportation network has failed to meet the needs of regional growth. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and our workforce returns to the office, our roadways will experience the severe traffic congestion of 250,000 vehicles traveling on Boulder’s roadways and host 55,000 daily commuters who rely on our regional corridors. Aside from the detriment to the environment and the quality of life, continued traffic congestion threatens to make Boulder isolated and inaccessible to our workforce.
The pandemic also increased our dependence on broadband for remote working and learning. It is imperative we attract infrastructure investments to re-stimulate our regional economy, while addressing current essential workforce needs and long-term mobility issues.
Drive infrastructure planning, programs and investments that re-stimulate our economy while providing efficient and convenient mobility options, including enhanced automobile capacity and transit improvements, for Boulder’s workforce.