Transportation Master Plan
The purpose of the Transportation Master Plan 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 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 and 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 the four month process, and many of the suggested improvedments found in the Walkability Task Force Report have been implemented.
To address the needs of cyclists in the community, Council set up the Bicycle Task Force in 2008. The recommendations of the citizens are compiled in the Bicycle Task Force Report , and many of the suggestions have since been implemented.
Major Thoroughfare Plan
The Major Thoroughfare Plan 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.