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BUILDING COMPLETE STREETS Boulder Public Works in action H ave you noticed all of the construction around town Were not talking about the big buildings popping up were talking about the lesser-noticed projects along roadways multi-use paths and busy intersections. These projects will better accommodate all modes that travel around Boulder from bikes and pedestrians to buses and cars. The approach has made Boulder a national leader in implementing Complete Streets. Project highlights include Connector path to Boulder Creek greenwaycompleted spring 2015. Naropa and CU Boulder students as well as the rest of the Boulder community can enjoy a new multi-use path connection from Arapahoe Road to the Boulder Creek Path between 20th and 22nd streets. The project was funded as part of the citys Capital Improvement Bond. WHAT ARE COMPLETE STREETS Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed to enable safe access for all users including pedestrians bicyclists motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street walk to shops and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations. 63rd Street Arapahoe-Valmont multimodal improvementsreopened on March 31. This project installed continuous bike lanes in both directions on 63rd Street from Arapahoe Avenue to Butte Mill Road replaced the 63rd Street bridge over Leggett Ditch added a sidewalk on the west side of 63rd Street and improved street lighting and storm drainage. South Boulder Road and Manhattan Drive intersection improvements completed in April. Partially funded by a Safe Routes to School grant the project installed a trafc signal pedestrian count- down signals marked crosswalks and curb extensions at the intersection. It enhances safety and access for students walking biking or riding the bus to the Manhattan School of Arts and Academics. Additional projects By MayBoulder Junction improvements Pearl Parkway multi-use path and multi-way boulevard from 30th Street to Foothills Parkway and Junction Place Bridge at Goose Creek. IlyaTerentyeviStock Bond-funded multi-use path projects Table Mesa Drive multi-use path from RTD Park-n-Ride to Manhattan Circle. Multi-use path connection between Upland Avenue and 22nd Street Vineyard Lane. Continuous bike lanes on Baseline at Foothills Parkway. Waynding signage on multi-use paths and bike routes. This story was written by Marni Ratzel senior transportation planner City of Boulder. 33 NEWS NOTES