US 36 First & Final Mile Study
The “First and Final Mile” issue is characterized by difficult multi-modal access between transit stations and surrounding destinations such as residences, employment and shopping. In addition to travel safety concerns, walk distances are considered too distant and transfers to other transit routes often add unreasonable travel time.
This study identified suitable options to better connect RTD riders to/from the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations and the surrounding activity centers utilizing such transportation demand management tactics as electric bikes, shuttle circulators, station cars, scooters or golf carts, as well as bicycles. The study’s priority was to increase the convenience of public transit and reduce Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) travel.
The Top Ten corridor recommendations derived from the study include:
- FFM bus-bike shelters
- FFM branded way finding & signage
- FFM EcoPass surrounding each US 36 Park-n-Ride
- Private carshare provider/taxi service
- FFM B-cycle cards (valid in Denver and Boulder)
- FFM mobile app with all modes
- Transit-supportive land use policies
- US 36 bus tracker (real time)
- Bikeshare (Boulder B-cycle, bike library)
- Secure scooter parking
The study included the six RTD BRT stations along the US 36 corridor – Table Mesa Park-n-Ride in Boulder; McCaslin Park-n- Ride in Superior/Louisville; East Flatiron Circle Park –n-Ride in Broomfield; Broomfield Park-n-Ride in Broomfield; Church Ranch Park-n-Ride in Westminster; Westminster Center Park-n-Ride in Westminster.
RTD, CDOT, City of Boulder, City of Louisville, Town of Superior, Boulder County, City & County of Broomfield and the City of Westminster.
To see the final report from the study, click here