Boulder County Youth Transportation - September 2022

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This newsletter focuses youth transportation topics that are geared towards young people and their adults, school staff, and youth & family centered partners who support, live, work, and/or play in the Boulder County region. 

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Coming Soon

FREE Training: Introduction to Walking School Buses and Walk & Roll To School Day

On Thursday September 22, 2022, pick the best time to get ready for Walk & Roll to School Day, which is coming up on October 12, 2022!

Boulder County's Youth Transportation Program is offering two free, virtual workshop that provides tips, insight, and resources for staring a Walking School Bus and/or hosting a Walk & Roll to School Day event!

There will be both a morning and evening session (same info) offered. Please register in advance for the session that works best for you!

Morning Session Registration for Thursday, September 22, 9-10a

Evening Session Registration for Thursday, September 22, 6-7p

MAC 10 Nominations

Nominate Your Favorite Drivers and Other Transportation Professionals!

Please fill out this survey to nominate your transit heroes - nominations are be taken until Sep 30!

Tell us about your favorite driver(s) of your school bus, a local or regional bus route, for paratransit, or if they are a nonprofit, volunteer, or for-profit driver in Boulder County,

You will also have an opportunity to nominate transportation and safety professionals (Ex. mechanics, crossing guards, call center staff, and more) who work behind the scenes or in other roles to keep transportation going, as all of these people are just as important as the other to keep our communities moving safely..

We would like to recognize the instrumental role that these people play in helping the public maintain independence and access opportunities in our communities at the upcoming 10th Anniversary Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) Celebration on November 3. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the survey, please email

Bike & Roll to School Day/Month

NEW! Museum of Boulder Exhibit on the results from the Boulder County School Travel Study

On display from September 6 - November 8, 2022, in Mason's Nook.

Please come learn about research done by researcher Darcy Kitching with CU Denver, in partnership with Boulder County Youth Transportation and Growing Up Boulder to understand how students, parents, and transportation professionals think about weekday travel and the challenge of getting to and from schools around the region.

This is an interactive display so find and show us your school on the map, draw us a map of your school day travel (youth & adults), and take some information and reflective safety items with you, while supplies last.

Future exhibits are being planned in other communities throughout Boulder County, so stay tuned for when it is near you!

Again, thank you to all of the families who participated in this project!

Call To Action Hands

NEW Calls To Action

Youth and Families Voices Are Needed In Transportation Planning Efforts Happening All Over the Boulder County Region!

You are THE experts on youth & family transportation related needs, so please let it be know how proposed projects and programs impact you and your family. Feel free to share the pros, cons, and/or alternative ideas. Share the following community engagement and referral opportunities with other friends and family, and encourage their participation too, as all of your perspectives and participation truly matter!   

  1. US 287 Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study is available for public review and comments, as well as, you can sign up for project updates.
  2. E-Scooter Pilot Program Questionnaire - One year into the inception of its e-scooter pilot program, the City of Boulder is looking for feedback from the community on its successes and challenges. The questionnaire is open until Sept. 30 at
  3. eBike Share Program for Essential Workers - Community Cycles and Boulder BCycle are partnering to bring free BCycle passes to low income workers, especially those who participate in low income, affordable or subsidized programs. Please refer your friends and family to the eBike-Share Program before/by October. Supplies are limited, but multiple options are available.
  4. Lafayette's Multimodal Transportation Plan - Guiding goals and strategies, and multimodal transportation networks to address transportation challenges and improvement opportunities have been draft and are open to community feedback in multiple way throughout September 2022 - see feedback options here.

SRTS Back to School Guide

Walk & Roll To School Day is Wednesday, October 12, 2022!

Get ready with free resources from Walk, Bike, & Roll to School:

Even though we encourage walking or rolling to school everyday that you are able, we certainly would love to see you participating this day!

Also see of free training listed above!

RTD Flex Ride at McCaslin Park n Ride

County Commissioners Adopt the Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities (MAAAA) Transportation Plan!!

Congratulations to partners, community members, and all else involved in this process!!! This plan is the first of its kind and really opens doors for everybody when it comes to transportation!

Please click here to access the MAAAA Plan.

Safety Stop

Colorado Safety Stop - A NEW CO Law & What It Means for Youth

On April 13, 2022, Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Safety Stop into law, effective immediately. This means bicyclists have a new safe and legal option to proceed through intersections, if clear and they have the right of way.

Thank you, Bicycle Colorado, for the detailed information: All about the Colorado Safety Stop! Page 3-4 have specific details on educating youth. 

Key Points:

  • Those ages 15 and older may now treat stop signs as yield signs and treat stop lights as stop signs.
  • Those younger than 15 can yield at a stop sign only with an adult present.
  • All bicyclists can continue to make full stops at intersections when desired.
  • The new law applies to small profile, low-speed vehicles that people use for transportation and recreation, including bicycles and electric bicycles, electric scooters (not including mopeds), one wheels, and wheelchairs.


Hurry, before it's too late!

Seasonal Recreational Shuttles are closing soon!

Youth and families, if you haven't already discovered the multiple free recreational shuttle options throughout Boulder County, plan to give one, or all, a try soon. They are a great option to help all ages experience busing, reduce car traffic & air pollution, plus gain access to beautiful areas!

Hessie Shuttle - To the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland is closing on Oct. 9, 2022

Estes Park Bustang - To Estes Park & RMNP on weekends is closing Oct. 2, 2022


Eldo Shuttle and the Chautauqua Park-To-Park Shuttle will resume in 2023


Youth Transportation Options Checklist

Print this checklist to mark off which transportation options you, your child(ren), or youth client(s) should try and/or that could help her/him/them get to and from school, work, family, fun, and more! 

Available to print in English &/or Spanish.

Please reach out if interested in a presentation &/or discussion about Boulder County's Youth Transportation Options to get around the region.


Walk, Bike, and Roll Challenge!

Designed to encourage healthy, fun, and safe outdoor active transportation to clubs, sports, or any other activity!

Anyone can download and print these free materials for use with any group!

BVSD Bus Driver Shortage

SVVSD & BVSD are Hiring! Are you age 18+, looking for an impactful, benefitted, part-time work, with training provided?

Consider job options within each School District's Transportation Department: BVSD and SVVSD.

Marshall Fire Recovery

Marshall Fire Recovery Resources For Impacted Residents

Boulder County's Marshall Fire

Boulder County's Marshall Fire-Related Transportation and Transit Resources 

Town of Superior

City of Louisville

City & County of Broomfield

HSD CareDrive + Youth

Ridehail transportation service for kids - What?!?! 

HopSkipDrive is for riders age 6+ and serviced only by highly vetted CareDrivers. More drivers are needed locally, so get paid to take other kids where you might already be going.

Think of this like an Lyft/Uber type service, but for ages 6+ - it's pretty cool & safe!

Trip Tracker Logo Color

Trip Tracker Programs

Boulder County PROUDLY supports both local Trip Tracker Programs!

BVSD Trip Tracker Program - Active for the 21-22 School Year

SVVSD Trip Tracker Program - Paused for the 21-22 School Year

Local Youth-Led Transportation Initiatives

Please send us other local youth-led transportation initiatives that deserve to be highlighted. We know there are many young people in our communities, doing fantastic things, such as... 


LPMS Prep for Annual Bike Giveaway

Long Peak Middle School Bike Shop

Students, under the guidance from fantastic teachers to be solution focused, run a bike repair shop, fixing donated bikes that Bicycle Longmont receives through the year.

Refurbished bikes are then given to students and community members who need one. How awesome is this?!?!?



Union Cyclewerks

An (almost) Mobile All Inclusive Bike Repair Shop. For fast & detailed bike repair service, with pick up & drop off service, call Hayden Stearman at 720.202.0232.

Hayden is a 2021 Skyline High school graduate & SVVSD Mountain Bike Team Coach. He does great work on our family's bikes, so he comes with a recommendation!

Laughing Image

Our Funny Travel Section

Q: What did one tire say to the other?

A: Wheel get through this!

Thank you for providing this month's laugh, Anonymous!

Please send us your funny transportation jokes, pictures, stories, etc... and we'll try to share it in a future newsletter! Include any information you're comfortable with us using to introduce you.  


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