Transportation & Mobility Planning

Environmentally Sustainable

Transportation & Mobility

FY2023 Budget

Program Budget Overview

Transportation & Mobility Planning includes the planning, programming, and policy work of the department by encouraging Boulder to design and use the multimodal system, including transit and the operation of the transportation demand management system. This group also oversees the city’s progress toward meeting the goals of the 2019 Transportation Master Plan. 2023 Enhancements include a 7% increase to HOP and Via paratransit service contracts to maintain current service levels, as well as investments into electric buses, bus stop repair and maintenance, and new transit services in partnership with RTD.


Primary focus for 2023 includes work on the Core Arterial Network (CAN), regional transportation corridor planning, curbside management planning, and ongoing multimodal planning and support of the Vision Zero Action Plan and Capital Projects.


Sub-Program areas include Advance (Long-Range) & Regional Planning, Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning, Transit Planning and Transportation Demand Management Planning.

Advance (Long-Range) & Regional Planning

The program includes regional multi-modal corridor planning, pursuit of grant funding for capital projects and transit programs; CDOT, RTD, DRCOG coordination; the TMP Update, participation in the Northwest Area Mayors & Commissioners Coalition, CO119 and CO7 Coalitions; and long range land use-transportation planning.


Performance measures utilized include the measuring of total vehicle miles of travel (VMT). Subprogram objectives include the reduction of VMT by 20% by 2030.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning

This program works to implement the Transportation Master Plan, and specifically, the Low Stress Walk and Bike Network Plan and Vision Zero Action Plans. The program provides the funding for staff to lead these efforts as well as the resources to contract with community organizations to provide walk and bike encouragement programming for the Boulder community.


Performance measures utilized include number of traffic fatalities on the city's road network. This is tracked by analyzing police crash reports.

Transit Planning

The city's transit program oversees and manages service agreements and funding requirements for the provision of enhanced transit services in the community. Contracted services include the HOP fixed route bus service, specialized senior and paratransit services, and FLEX regional service between Fort Collins and Boulder. The program also coordinates the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of community bus stops. The program manages the grant and procurement activities for the continued electrification of the HOP bus fleet.

Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

The TDM program uses a variety of polices, strategies and programs to meet TMP goals including funding employer outreach through Boulder Transportation Connections, subsidizing transit and vanpool programs, and tracking performance through our metrics program. The most effective TDM programs in the city of Boulder are the suite of EcoPass programs for employees, residents and university students. The city provides rebates to new employers joining the Business EcoPass Program as well as on-going subsidies to residents participating in the Neighborhood EcoPass. EcoPass holders are six-times more likely to use transit and they also make more walking and biking trips than residents or employees without access to the EcoPass.