July, Mobility and Access Coalition (LCC) Agenda and Newsletter

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Coordinated Personal service plan

Boulder County Mobility for All and Youth Transportation is creating a coordinated transit and human services transportation plan for the county. This plan – known as Boulder County Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities – aims to improve the mobility of elderly residents, people with disabilities, low-income populations and youth in the county. Providers of transportation and social services supporting transportation access in Boulder County. A short 20 minute survey has been created to help:

  • Identify gaps in transportation services and duplicate services in the region;
  • Establish an inventory of suppliers and transportation resources; and
  • Identify strategies to improve efficiency and coordination between public, private and not-for-profit transportation and human services programs.

Please click here for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoulderCHSTP-Providers

The deadline to complete the survey is July 21.

For more information, please contact Ezra Pincus-Roth ([email protected]) with any questions. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Funding opportunities

Nonprofit Social Service Agencies Can Now Apply for 2022 Worthy Cause IV Pooled Funding

Boulder County nonprofit human services agencies and housing authorities can apply for investment funds through the 2022 Boulder County Worthy Cause pool funding process through August 16, 2021.

The Good Cause Funding Request for Pool Funding 2022 is available on the Boulder County website at https://www.bouldercounty.org/government/your-taxes-at-work/worthy- cause-sales-tax /. Applications must be submitted through the Boulder County online application system by 4:30 p.m. August 16, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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Review Part 1 of the Boulder Counties Vision Zero Plan

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Boulder County recently hosted a Vision Zero Community Partnership Meeting to provide an opportunity for engagement for all partners from local, regional and national agencies, transportation advisory boards, non-profit bicycle advocacy groups, local school districts and law enforcement officials to collaborate on our Vision Zero safety goals, policies and projects. The meetings promote the exchange of ideas and feedback among partners and the discussion of challenges related to promoting transportation safety, education and outreach messages to the Boulder County community.

A recording of the recent meeting is available to view here. Boulder County will host the next Vision Zero Community Partnership meeting in the fall. To become more involved in Boulder County’s security work, please visit the Vision Zero page here.

To be involved

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Comments on the transport pilot

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Starting August 2, 2021, Via Mobility Services will launch a pilot program serving people and communities in rural southwestern Weld County and southeastern Larimer County.

This pilot service will be available to people residing in or near the municipalities of Mead, Johnstown, Milliken, Gilcrest, Platteville, Fort Lupton, Lochbuie and parts of the Berthoud region as shown on the map of the project area. Via will transport people to destinations within the defined service area as well as surrounding locations such as Brighton, Boulder County and potentially Greeley and Loveland. The pilot will be free and open to the general public, including people using a mobility device, until the end of 2021. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Via and North Front Range DFO are currently seeking comments to assess the transportation needs of potential passengers in the area. The results of this survey will guide the final decision on specific service offerings for this pilot. All survey responses must be provided by Sunday August 1, 2021.

Accessibility and Justice for Persons with Disabilities Survey in Planning

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Investigation into the creation of a foundation for accessible planning

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans live with a disability, but disability is rarely considered in planning for social and built environments. The American Planning Association does not have a division or interest group that represents more than a quarter of the American population, and urban planning, architecture, or engineering schools rarely offer courses that touch on accessibility beyond ADA compliance.

Take this survey to help close the gap in planning and education practice. Hopefully, this platform will only be the start of a movement towards planning for access for all, where planning standards move from ADA compliance to active inclusion and disability inclusion.

Investigation into the creation of a foundation for accessible planning

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans live with a disability, but disability is rarely considered in planning for social and built environments. The American Planning Association does not have a division or special interest group that represents more than a quarter of the American population, and urban planning, architecture, or engineering schools rarely offer courses that affect accessibility beyond ADA compliance.

Take this survey to help close the gap in planning and education practice. Hopefully, this platform will only be the start of a movement towards planning for access for all, where planning standards move from ADA compliance to active inclusion and disability inclusion.

Opportunities Learn and grow

In the news

Planning and accessibility: The “city of 15 minutes” is not made for the disabled, Citylab

Transit & Fairness: American public transit has struggled to retain riders over the past half century. Reversing this trend could advance equity and sustainability, Urban Institute

Public health: As urban areas feel the heat, it’s time for national standards for cool communities, the next city

Cycling infrastructure: Denver on the verge of failing in building a network of high-comfort bike lanes, Streetsblog Denver

Durability: 8 cities taking action for waste reduction and sustainability, Planetizen

Transport fee: Report: Denver is one of the 5 most expensive cities to own a vehicle, KDVR FOX 31

RTD & Transit: RTD delays suburban line from Denver to Thornton, Colorado

Transport equity: The US Department of Transportation’s Quest to Become a Mover of Justice, Citylab

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