Transportation & Mobility

Transportation Master Plan

The purpose of the Transportation Master Plan pdf download is to provide a long-term transportation vision for the City of Golden, and guide future transportation programs and projects in a manner consistent with the document’s goals and recommendations. In addition, the Transportation Master Plan provides project management tools for evaluating potential transportation initiatives as well as a project list of priority initiatives within the community of Golden.

This list will be updated on a yearly basis as projects are completed and new projects are conceived.

Community Mobility Assessment

In 2018 and 2019, consultants from Kimley Horn and Apex Design constructed the Community Mobility Assessment pdf download to illustrate how well the City’s transportation network is satisfying the mobility demands of the people who live, work, and visit the City of Golden. The mobility assessment provides the technical foundation for the Transportation Master Plan and offers an assessment of the transportation challenges the City must overcome.

Complete Streets Policy

Golden has adopted a Complete Streets Policy, 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 pdf download and the associated map of Priority Complete Street Corridors.

Pedestrian Access

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 download.

Bicycle Access

CyclistTo 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 download. Further information on bicycle access in Golden can be found with the following resources:

Major Thoroughfare Plan

The Major Thoroughfare Plan pdf download 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 (Linking Lookout)

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. For more information on this project, please visit our Linking Lookout page..

Transit Services

Community Call-n-Ride BusesA Light Rail station is now located 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 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.

Zipcar, a car-sharing network that allows its members to reserve cars by the hour or day, including the cost of gas, insurance, maintenance and 180 miles of driving, is also a viable option for people who need to drive occasionally, but don’t want the up-front and ongoing expense of owning a car. Zipcars are now available in Golden in the downtown parking garage at 1250 Jackson Street, on the first level. Learn more about the Zipcar car-sharing network.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

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