Boulder will be the first city to bring concrete tall curbs to the United States.
According to the city of Boulder, “The designs are vibrant, abstract paintings that reflect Colorado’s mountainous landscape along with local native flower and butterfly species,” shared artist Talia Swartz Parsell. “Each of the barrier sections transitions from morning to night, with the color and light of each painting reflecting this change. My hope was to bring more color, vibrancy and nature back to this concrete corridor and hopefully beautify people’s commute.”
Baseline Road is one of three priority corridors on the city’s Core Arterial Network (CAN). The CAN is a connected system of protected bicycle lanes, intersection enhancements, pedestrian facilities, and transit facility upgrades that will help reduce the potential for severe crashes and make it safer, more comfortable and more convenient for people to travel in Boulder.
Ongoing construction work is anticipated to last into early November. Find traffic impacts on Cone Zones, learn more on the project webpage or provide feedback via an online questionnaire open through Oct. 31.