Traffic & Transportation
Integrated Transportation Plan
City Council has identified the need to collect and consolidate Golden’s many transportation planning and policy documents into a single integrated system. Council also wishes to more closely integrate land use and development policies and decisions with transportation plans and policies.
The Integrated Transportation Plan (pdf) is now available for review. The policies and documents that are listed below have been incorporated into this effort.
Complete Streets Policy
Golden has adopted a Complete Streets Policy (pdf), which recognizes the need to accommodate all modes of travel on City streets, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and mass transit. Further details of this policy can be found in Council Resolution 2059 and by viewing the associated map of Priority Complete Street Corridors.
In 2008, City Council created a citizen group to identify ways to improve pedestrian access in the community. Council accepted the results of this four month process, and City staff has been working to implement the many suggested improvements found in the Walkability Task Force Report (pdf).
To address the needs of cyclists in the community, Council set up the Bicycle Task Force in 2008. The recommendations of these citizens are now being implemented by City staff, and can be found in the Bicycle Task Force Report (pdf). Further information on bicycle access in Golden can be found by clicking on the links below.
Major Thoroughfare Plan
The Major Thoroughfare Plan (pdf) is a document adopted in 1994, whose purpose is to identify and classify existing collector and arterial roadways in a manner consistent with the general regional classification. It’s primary purpose is to help coordinate Golden’s system of larger roadways with those of the region.
US 6 and SH 93 Design
In 2002, City Council sponsored a community design effort to identify a potential future design for US 6 and State Highway 93 that would carry anticipated future traffic volumes with design improvements to mitigate impacts to adjacent neighborhoods. This plan, sometimes known as the Muller Plan, provides good examples of design options and ideas.
A new light rail station was recently opened in Golden near the Jefferson County administration building. The lightrail runs between Golden and Denver Union Station, passing through 3 fare zones. To learn more, please visit our Light Rail page.
At the same time the new Light Rail station opened, a Community Call-n-Ride bus began operations in Golden, providing flexible transportation options throughout the city, with some regularly schedule stops. Learn more on our Community Call-n-Ride Bus page.