Background on the 2003 TMP Update Process
The City of Boulder's Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was first adopted in 1989 and was later updated in 1996. The city tries to update its master plans about every five years. The 2003 TMP Update provided the opportunity to evaluate the results of our transportation policy since the adoption of the first TMP, to identify areas that are not working or need improvement, and to refine the policy direction. Policy direction is reflected in the investment program of the plan, in a revised set of objectives and performance criteria, and in the resulting expected outcomes.
The 2003 TMP Update began in the fall of 2001 and was completed during the fall of 2003. The following objectives help define the process for the 2003 TMP Update:
Given the close relationship between transportation, housing and employment, the TMP update process was closely coordinated with the commercial growth management process authorized by City Council.
The public process is divided into four broad phases: plan assessment (policy direction and scope), policy refinement, plan development, and plan adoption. In response to the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) recommendation to hold "Transportation 101" sessions, the start of the first three phases included an educational workshop to provide background information for study committee members and the public.
Each phase of the plan update includes a public forum to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about progress on the update and to solicit public comments prior to any public hearings before TAB and Council. The Study Committee's work is presented at each forum. In addition, the first phase leading up to establishing the broad policy direction and the last phase leading up to plan adoption include a broader public outreach effort.
These amendments to the TMP are in three key areas considered in the FLO process:
Two public open houses were held as part of the FLO process. General project ideas and comments were collected at the Nov. 1, 2006 open house and these ideas were utilized in the FLO committee's work. At the April 5, 2007 public open-house, meeting attendees were asked to prioritize funding by placing five green dots on the FLO Priorities that they felt were the most important. Projects of strong interest included the 14th and Walnut streets bus station improvements, increased funding for Special Transit services and a HOP Express transit service. Multimodal connections were also strongly supported as a high priority.
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