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July 9, 2021

Jully, Mobility and Access Coalition (LCC) Agenda and Newsletter

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In an effort to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting office at 2045 13th St., Boulder is currently closed, and we continue to perform all operations remotely. Please visit our webpage at www.boco.org/cpp for more information.

July 12, 2:00-3:50 p.m.

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Welcome & Introductions

  • Ice Breaker Break Out Session

Updates

  • RTD Fall Service Changes
  • RTD UPdates
  • DRMAC Travel Training Program
  • Mobility & Access for All Ages and Abilities Stakeholder Survey

Via Pilot Connecting Boulder, Weld & Larimer Counties

  • Lisa Bitzer and Cory Schmitt

Ride NoCo & NFRMPO Coordinated Plan

  • Cory Schmitt

Round Robin Organizational Updates (Time Permitting)

Closing

Events


July 12
RTD Accountability Committee
DRCOG

July 15
Rock and Rails
Via Mobility

July 27
Accessing RTD,
Mobility for All

July 29
Accessibility Panel,
City of Boulder

Human Stories

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Coordinated Human Service Plan

Boulder County Mobility for All and Youth Transportation are in the process of creating a Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for the County. This Plan – known as Boulder County Mobility & Access for All Ages & Abilities -- aims to improve mobility for the County’s older adult residents, people with disabilities, low-income populations and youth. Transportation and human service providers supporting transportation access in Boulder County. A short 20 min survey has been created to help:

  • Identify transportation service gaps and duplicate services in the area;
  • Develop an inventory of transportation providers and resources; and
  • Identify strategies for improved efficiency and coordination among public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services programs.

Please click here for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoulderCHSTP-Providers

The deadline to complete the survey is July 21.

For more information, please contact Ezra Pincus-Roth (epincusroth@nelsonnygaard.com) with any questions. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


Funding Opportunities

Human Services Nonprofit Agencies May Now Apply for 2022 Worthy Cause IV Pool Funding

Nonprofit human service agencies and housing authorities in Boulder County may apply for capital funds through Boulder County’s 2022 Worthy Cause pool funding process now through Aug. 16, 2021.

The Worthy Cause Request for Funding application for 2022 pool funding is available on the Boulder County website at https://www.bouldercounty.org/government/your-taxes-at-work/worthy-cause-sales-tax/. Applications must be submitted through Boulder County’s online application system by 4:30 PM on Aug. 16, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.


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Review Part One of Boulder Counties Vision Zero Plan

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Boulder County recently hosted a Vision Zero Community Partnership Meeting to provide an engagement opportunity for all local, regional, and state-wide agency partners, Transportation Advisory Boards, non-profit bicycle advocacy groups, the local school districts, and law enforcement officials to collaborate on our Vision Zero safety goals, policies, and projects. The meetings promote the exchange of ideas and input between partners and discussion of challenges with advancing transportation safety, education, and awareness messaging for Boulder County’s community.

A recording of the recent meeting is available to watch here. Boulder County will be hosting the next Vision Zero Community Partnership Meeting in the fall. To engage further with Boulder County’s safety work, please visit the Vision Zero page here.

Get Involved

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Feedback on Transportation Pilot

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Beginning August 2, 2021, Via Mobility Services will launch a pilot program serving people and communities in rural portions of southwestern Weld County and southeastern Larimer County.

This pilot service will be available to those residing in or near the municipalities of Mead, Johnstown, Milliken, Gilcrest, Platteville, Fort Lupton, Lochbuie, and portions of the Berthoud area, as detailed in the project area map. Via will transport individuals to destinations within the defined service area as well as surrounding locations such as Brighton, Boulder County, and potentially Greeley and Loveland. The pilot will be free and open to the general public, including individuals utilizing a mobility device, through the end of 2021. Operating hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Via and North Front Range MPO are currently seeking feedback to assess the transportation needs of potential riders in the region. The results of this survey will guide the final decision on the specific service offerings for this pilot. All survey responses should be provided prior to Sunday, August 1, 2021.


Survey on Accessibility and Disability Justice in Planning

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Creating a Foundation for Accessible Planning Survey

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans lives with a disability, but rarely is disability considered in the planning of social and built environments. The American Planning Association does not have a division or special interest group that represents over a quarter of the American population, and rarely do schools of planning, architecture, or engineering offer courses that touch on accessibility beyond ADA compliance.

Take this survey to help bridge the gap in planning practice and education. Hopefully, this platform will be just the beginning of a movement towards planning for access for all, where planning standards will shift from ADA compliance to the active inclusion and incorporation of disability.

Creating a Foundation for Accessible Planning Survey

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans lives with a disability, but rarely is disability considered in the planning of social and built environments. The American Planning Association does not have a division or special interest group that represents over a quarter of the American population, and rarely do schools of planning, architecture, or engineering offer courses that touch on accessibility beyond ADA compliance.

Take this survey to help bridge the gap in planning practice and education. Hopefully, this platform will be just the beginning of a movement towards planning for access for all, where planning standards will shift from ADA compliance to the active inclusion and incorporation of disability.

Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Webinar: COVID-19 Mobility Adaptations: Building a Knowledge Base for New Practices, ENO Center for Transportation

Podcast: Talking Headways Podcast: Coordinating Pandemic Transit, Talking Headways Podcast

Study: New Bike Lanes Aren’t Associated With Displacement of BIPOC, Low-Income People, Streetsblog USA

Fact Book: Rural Transit Fact Book, North Dakota State University

Study: Towards the 30-minute city: How Australians’ commutes compare with cities overseas, Citymonitor

In the News

Planning and Accessibility: The ‘15-Minute City’ Isn’t Made for Disabled Bodies, Citylab

Transit & Equity: US Public Transit Has Struggled to Retain Riders over the Past Half Century. Reversing This Trend Could Advance Equity and Sustainability, Urban Institute

Public Health: As Urban Areas Feel the Heat, It’s Time for National Cool Communities Standards, Next City

Bike Infrastructure: Denver is on the verge of failure in building out a high comfort bike lane network, Streetsblog Denver

Sustainability: 8 Cities Taking Steps Toward Waste Reduction and Sustainability, Planetizen

Transportation Cost: Report: Denver is one of the 5 most expensive cities to own a vehicle, KDVR FOX 31

RTD & Transit: RTD delays commuter line from Denver to Thornton, Colorado Politics

Transportation Equity: The U.S. Transportation Department’s Quest to Become a Driver of Justice, Citylab


Stay Up to Date on Transportation Services in the Denver Region During the COVID-19 Pandemic!

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Request Materials

Request mobility resources and we will bring them to the next LCC meeting. Examples include:

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Boulder County LCC Vision: Promote and provide efficient, accessible, affordable, seamless, equitable, responsive, and
easy to arrange transportation options for Boulder County residents through coordination and collaboration between
service providers.