Streetfilms: Boulder Goes Platinum

Clarence Eckerson rounds out Streetfilms’ series on Boulder, Colorado with this long-form opus. Boulder was recently awarded a rare platinum rating from the League of American Bicyclists, and here we get a flavor for the city’s bike network and the story behind it. I like this telling detail: When it snows, Boulder’s bike paths get plowed first.

Clarence notes a more significant hallmark of cities that place a high priority on safe biking:

Having produced Streetfilms on all three platinum bike cities, one
thing that is beginning to emerge as a tell tale sign of a
healthy biking city: the numbers of youngsters riding bicycles. Boulder
has numerous programs to encourage kids to walk and bike and we were
lucky enough to include two of them here.

  • I would really like to know more about the public hearing/planning process that Boulder uses to get outcomes like this. Several speakers in the film mentioned this towards the end of the film.

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