LoBo Trail connector will help divert Boulder cyclists off of Jay Road, officials say

From the Daily Times-Call

A drawing on the street at the intersection of Jay Road and 63rd Street on Tuesday afternoon. Gunbarrel resident Jesse Green was struck and killed while cycling at the intersection earlier this month. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)

Boulder County and city officials are in the early stages of connecting two trails north of Boulder that will take cyclists and pedestrians off of a narrow bike path on Spine Road and the shoulder of Jay Road.

“We’ve gotten a lot of input over the years,” Boulder County Regional Trails Planner Matt Wempe said. “People want an alternative to riding on Jay Road. That’s what is driving the project.”

The Jay Road Connections Project will look at options for multi-use path connections between the Longmont-to-Boulder Trail at Spine Road and the Cottonwood Trail at Jay Road. The LoBo Trail, as it is called, is a 12-mile-long trail system that runs through Gunbarrel, Niwot and open space properties to connect Boulder to Longmont.

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From Boulder County:
Public Meeting:

Open House to Share Plans and Gather Feedback
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Celestial Seasonings – Cafe – 4600 Sleepytime Drive in Boulder/Gunbarrel
(Entrance is on the west side of the building)

County staff will be on-hand to present preliminary alternatives, answer questions, and collect feedback from meeting attendees. Meeting materials will be posted here before the meeting.

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