Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan

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Background Information

City staff and residents have previously collaborated on multimodal issues through the 2003 Bicycle Master Plan and the 2008 Bicycle and Walkability Task Forces. Many of the project and policy recommendations from these documents have been implemented.

In 2020, the City adopted the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to guide transportation policy, programs and capital investment. The community came together around a shared set of aspirational transportation values—Safe and Connected, Livable and Resilient and Prudent and Equitable. The TMP recognized the need for additional planning to achieve these values for walking and biking in Golden.

Why Create a Bike and Pedestrian Plan?

Golden is already recognized as a regional cycling destination with access to the foothills. On summer weekends, thousands of residents and visitors enjoy walking through Downtown Golden and along Clear Creek. A bike and pedestrian plan will provide the groundwork to ensure everyone—residents, visitors and commuters—has access to safe and efficient multimodal travel. More than just infrastructure, the Plan will focus on expanding our walking and biking culture through partnerships, programs and policy.

How is the City developing the Plan?

City staff will develop the plan in-house with technical support from Muller Engineering. Muller has completed extensive transportation and engineering analysis and projects for the City over the past several decades.

How can I get involved?

The first round of multimodal visioning outreach will occur mid-July through the end of September 2022 and focus on determining the community's priorities and values specific to walking and biking. There are several ways to share your thoughts, concerns and questions with the City:

  • In-Person Office Hours: City staff will be available 2-3 p.m. on Mondays, August 8, 22, 29 and September 12 to meet in person at the City of Golden Public Works and Planning Building, 1445 10th St.

  • Open House Public Meeting: Join city planners and consultants on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Council Chambers for an opportunity to learn more about the process and ask questions.

  • Multimodal Vision Survey: Help determine priorities and values to guide the development of capital projects, programs and policies. Located at the bottom of this page, the survey will be available August 1 through the end of September.

  • Walking and Biking Ideas Map: Identify improvements you'd like to see to the walking and biking network. Visit the Walking and Biking Ideas Map, submit your ideas and check out other ideas submitted by the community.

Please contact Matt Wempe (mwempe@cityofgolden.net; 303-215-8884) if you, a person you are assisting, or an organization needs additional help to engage with our planning process due to limited access to technology, a disability or a language access need.

Background Information

City staff and residents have previously collaborated on multimodal issues through the 2003 Bicycle Master Plan and the 2008 Bicycle and Walkability Task Forces. Many of the project and policy recommendations from these documents have been implemented.

In 2020, the City adopted the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to guide transportation policy, programs and capital investment. The community came together around a shared set of aspirational transportation values—Safe and Connected, Livable and Resilient and Prudent and Equitable. The TMP recognized the need for additional planning to achieve these values for walking and biking in Golden.

Why Create a Bike and Pedestrian Plan?

Golden is already recognized as a regional cycling destination with access to the foothills. On summer weekends, thousands of residents and visitors enjoy walking through Downtown Golden and along Clear Creek. A bike and pedestrian plan will provide the groundwork to ensure everyone—residents, visitors and commuters—has access to safe and efficient multimodal travel. More than just infrastructure, the Plan will focus on expanding our walking and biking culture through partnerships, programs and policy.

How is the City developing the Plan?

City staff will develop the plan in-house with technical support from Muller Engineering. Muller has completed extensive transportation and engineering analysis and projects for the City over the past several decades.

How can I get involved?

The first round of multimodal visioning outreach will occur mid-July through the end of September 2022 and focus on determining the community's priorities and values specific to walking and biking. There are several ways to share your thoughts, concerns and questions with the City:

  • In-Person Office Hours: City staff will be available 2-3 p.m. on Mondays, August 8, 22, 29 and September 12 to meet in person at the City of Golden Public Works and Planning Building, 1445 10th St.

  • Open House Public Meeting: Join city planners and consultants on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Council Chambers for an opportunity to learn more about the process and ask questions.

  • Multimodal Vision Survey: Help determine priorities and values to guide the development of capital projects, programs and policies. Located at the bottom of this page, the survey will be available August 1 through the end of September.

  • Walking and Biking Ideas Map: Identify improvements you'd like to see to the walking and biking network. Visit the Walking and Biking Ideas Map, submit your ideas and check out other ideas submitted by the community.

Please contact Matt Wempe (mwempe@cityofgolden.net; 303-215-8884) if you, a person you are assisting, or an organization needs additional help to engage with our planning process due to limited access to technology, a disability or a language access need.

  • IMPORTANT: If you are ALREADY a registered user on Guiding Golden, please log in to the system BEFORE taking this survey. If you are NOT a registered user, you will be prompted to provide an email address and temporary username of your choosing prior to survey submission. Providing an email address and temporary username does not register you on Guiding Golden, however, and that information will not be kept or stored. 


    Walking and biking are ingrained into the City of Golden and part of our outdoor and sustainability ethos. We are seeking diverse feedback from residents, commuters, visitors and all who call Golden home. Your responses will help inform the multi modal vision of the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. This survey will open starting August 1 and remain open until September 16.

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Page last updated: 20 Sep 2022, 11:15 AM