Midway Multimodal Plan

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You spoke, we listened! Midway Boulevard was identified by the community as an important corridor during the 2019 Broomfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Assessment. Your feedback is now needed to shape Midway's Multimodal Plan! Share your ideas, experiences and provide feedback on options to create safer and more comfortable, connected, and convenient transportation opportunities for all ages and abilities along the Midway Corridor.


Concept Cross Sections

What are these drawings (example above)?

The City and County of Broomfield is working on design alternatives to improve walking, bicycling and speed compliance in the Midway corridor

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You spoke, we listened! Midway Boulevard was identified by the community as an important corridor during the 2019 Broomfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Assessment. Your feedback is now needed to shape Midway's Multimodal Plan! Share your ideas, experiences and provide feedback on options to create safer and more comfortable, connected, and convenient transportation opportunities for all ages and abilities along the Midway Corridor.


Concept Cross Sections

What are these drawings (example above)?

The City and County of Broomfield is working on design alternatives to improve walking, bicycling and speed compliance in the Midway corridor. Design alternatives are shown as cross sections, utilizing data from the existing conditions evaluations. The various cross sections represent approximately five miles of the Midway corridor from the Lake Link Trail to the Westminster city limit. The existing conditions and alternatives are shown as cross sections of the road, looking East. They show land owned by the City and County of Broomfield (called right of way or R.O.W) and how the space is currently configured. The alternative designs show how the space within the existing ROW could be changed in the future without requiring additional property. There are cross sections for five zones in the Midway corridor. Each zone shares similar existing conditions and opportunities. This allows you to provide specific input about zones near your neighborhood, business, favorite recreation area, school or in an area where you frequently travel.

How will cross sections be used to build a project?

The cross sections are the first step in the design evaluation process. They provide a general guide on possible alternatives for the five unique zones in the Midway corridor. Over the next six weeks, input on the alternatives and preferences for each section will be collected from residents and used to prepare a summary of the preferences and identify a recommendation for each zone. The recommended cross sections for each zone will be advanced into preliminary design that will include the development of detailed recommended improvements for intersections, midblock crossings, and other specific features within the zone. The preliminary designs will include detail that illustrates how the cross sections could be applied in each zone. The draft preliminary designs for each zone will be available in Spring of 2022. An example of a preliminary design from a nearby city is shown below.

How do I provide input on the alternatives?

Input on concept cross sections closed on March 15, 2022. The project team would like to thank the community for providing nearly 700 total responses and assisting the project team in understanding the cross section concepts that are preferred in Broomfield. The community input was provided through a series of short visual surveys. The surveys allowed high level input on the proposed alternatives. The input will aid Broomfield in making recommendations to City Council about how to proceed with new projects in the coming years.

Why is Broomfield Doing this Plan?

The City and County of Broomfield Transportation Master Plan and the Broomfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Assessment identified the need for a Midway Multimodal Plan due to high crash rates, community input, and the diverse populations and land uses along the corridor. Previous planning efforts identified improved walking and bicycling routes as part of Broomfield's low stress bike network and the need to improve crossings at major intersections in the corridor. The Midway Multimodal Plan will identify basic and enhanced design options that will allow for systematic implementation as funding is available.

Midway Boulevard In Broomfield from the Lake Link Trail on the west, to the Big Dry Creek Trail on the East

Frequently Asked Questions

Public engagement for this project began in early August of 2021 and has included an online commenting map, a number of in person events, and three virtual public meetings. The project team has heard hundreds of comments from these outreach activities and has compiled a frequently asked questions to address some of the most common questions from the public. Please click here to review the frequently asked questions from the first phase of this project.

How Do I Provide Input and Share My Experiences?

The City and County of Broomfield staff are here to listen and interact. Broomfield staff are in the early stages of the project and would like to hear from you. Broomfield is currently collecting technical data and stories from people who live, work, travel, and recreate in and near the Midway Corridor. Provide your comments using the interactive mapping tool below, emailing the project manager (Marc Ambrosi at Transportation@Broomfield.org) or by calling the project hotline at 303.464.5827.

Will There Be Meetings?

Broomfield held three e-meetings in September 2021. You can watch the recording of the first meeting by following the link here or view an abbreviated of the meeting presentation here. This meeting reviewed the project schedule, existing conditions, and options for design improvements that may be considered in phase II of the project where design alternatives are being developed (currently underway).



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    The biggest issue along Midway is speed. Drivers see 4 lanes and they immediately think they can go 50+ mph. Another flashing-light crosswalk (or two) would help. But something needs to be done now to address the speeding. I don’t see BPD out there nearly enough.

    EWogen asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your comment!  Broomfield staff and the project team are initiating the second phase of the study to begin the development of design alternatives for the corridor.  Speeding and crossing safety have been concerns noted in our data collection and through feedback from the public.  These issues will be thoroughly reviewed and considered as alternative designs are developed.  Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs over the coming months to share your thoughts!  

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    Why can't we put powerlines underground and get lights in the alley?

    Gwen asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your comment!  Broomfield participates in a program to underground utilities when cost effective opportunities present themselves, such as major roadway projects.  Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs over the coming months to share your thoughts!  

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    We have lived on East Midway since 1987. Traffic has definitely increased. Since putting in a merging lane at Sheridan and East Midway Blvd., there is now excessive speeding, road rage, horns honking and cars actually driving in the parking areas of E. Midway. This has become a very unsafe street in front of our house. It has become so unsafe, that we don’t have family or friends park in the front of our house. There wasn’t any of these issues prior to the merging lane. Thank you for your attention on this matter. Steven and Debra Silver

    dsilver asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your comment!  Broomfield staff and the project team are initiating the second phase of the study to begin the development of design alternatives for the corridor.  Speeding has been a concern noted in our data collection and through feedback from the public.  This issue will be thoroughly reviewed and considered as alternative designs are developed.  Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs over the coming months to share your thoughts!  


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    The Colorado Department of Transportation recently proposed that any new transportation project will have to take into account future pollution and greenhouse gas emissions[1][2]. Will Broomfield now consider a similar policy that takes into account the air quality and pollution from vehicles when making transportation decisions, starting with this Midway corridor project? [1]: "Colorado Developing New Pollution Reduction Planning Standards to Address Climate Change and Air Quality" https://codot.gov/news/2021/august-2021/pollution-reduction-planning [2]: "A Proposed Rule Would Target Colorado’s Polluting Road Projects": https://www.cpr.org/2021/08/16/colorado-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions-roads/

    John with BroomfieldBikes.org asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your comment! Broomfield is aware of new State plans for addressing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from transportation.  The State process proposes to add additional requirements to existing federally mandated long range transportation programs.  Midway Blvd is not subject to these standards. However, the next phase of the project will identity multimodal designs that could increase the number of non-motorized and e-moblity options in the Midway corridor. Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs over the coming months to share your thoughts!

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    There are many comments about drivers speeding along Midway. What sort of traffic calming measures are being considered for Midway?

    John with BroomfieldBikes.org asked 10 months ago

    Please visit the Midway Blvd Multimodal Plan website (BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan) to review the recent public meeting recording and summary presentation for more information regarding the types of traffic calming measures that are being considered for this project.  Please also visit the website in the coming months to review new information that will be posted regarding alternative designs for Midway to share your comments.  

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    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true when it comes to projects that use engineering language! For the future concept plans and public feedback sessions, will there be aesthetic preference surveys? Even just a simple "put a blue dot on the picture you like more"? Based on the comments on the map thus far, it seems that most people want Midway to move more towards a calmer, quieter street with landscaping and protected bike lanes that's safer for the families that live along it. Providing visuals of a street designed for this, compared to visuals of a widened, barren, lifeless stroad[1][2] like 120th Avenue, would likely show this preference as well when it comes to what people want our Broomfield to look like. [1] "What's a STROAD and Why Does It Matter?": https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/3/1/whats-a-stroad-and-why-does-it-matter [2] "The Ugly, Dangerous, and Inefficient Stroads found all over the US & Canada": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORzNZUeUHAM

    John with BroomfieldBikes.org asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your recommendation!  Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan in the coming months to review new information and engagement activities regarding alternative designs for Midway to share your comments.      

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    Do the the traffic volumes east of Sheridan necessitate 2 travel lanes in each direction? Midway west of Sheridan feels much safer with a single through lane and plenty of turn pockets.

    Lauren M asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The current traffic volumes and lane configurations on Midway Blvd east of Sheridan Blvd are being evaluated for their immediate and long term vehicular capacity. Broomfield staff and the project team will be developing designs for Midway beginning in the fall of 2021. Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs over the coming months to share your thoughts!  

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    I attended the first meeting last night. This is not a question, but a concern with this plan. I appreciate all of the “interventions” available to assist bike riders and pedestrians, however if you do not go back to the basics of the issue, nothing will change. Midway Blvd has become a high traffic raceway. Unless the speeding and volume issues are addressed, money will be spent to install and maintain “interventions”, it will still remain unsafe for the bike riders, pedestrians and the homeowners along Midway Blvd. “Interventions” need to be done to deter and slow traffic, then see how safe Midway can be.

    Lyn Oser asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. Broomfield staff and the project team are initiating the second phase of the study to begin the development of design alternatives for the corridor.  Speeding and traffic volumes have been concerns noted in our data collection and through feedback from the public.  These issues will be thoroughly reviewed and considered as alternative designs are developed.  Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs over the coming months to share your thoughts!  

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    Can the City of Broomfield also please consider building walled fencing along Sheridan Blvd to protect homeowners from noise and accidents? My home resides directly on Sheridan Blvd and a few years ago, a driver crashed through my back fence and into my yard one Sunday morning after it snowed. Her vehicle stopped after she hit one of my trees. Fortunately neither she nor anyone in my household was injured. I had to have the fencing that was destroyed by her vehicle. With the ever increasing volume of traffic on Sheridan Blvd, it is likely that more of these types of accidents can occur. There has also been a significant increase in traffic noise, vehicle exhaust, and street dirt for homeowners whose residences are located directly on side of Sheridan Blvd. Thank you

    SherylG asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  The Midway Blvd Multimodal Plan will not make recommendations for Sheridan Blvd.  Broomfield staff will pass this comment onto the appropriate members of our planning team to document your concern.  Please visit BroomfieldVoice/MidwayPlan for new information related to alternative designs for Midway Blvd over the coming months to share your thoughts!

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    How about adding real protected bike lanes?

    Craymor asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your comment.  Broomfield and our design team are reviewing bicycle facilities and aiming to improve safety and comfort along the corridor through the Midway Multimodal Plan. The Midway Corridor design team is evaluating opportunities to improve , comfort, continuity, and connectivity of the bicycle facilities in the corridor. Your feedback is valuable in evaluating options. Broomfield will share project updates, data collected and gather input at public Zoom meetings the week of September 20, recordings will be posted on the Broomfield Voice for viewing at any time.

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