At the last meeting of Boulder Open Space Board of Trustees, one of the Trustees, Kevin Bracy Knight, presented a summary of the City’s public outreach survey about what the public would like to see in a potential Eldo to Walker (E2W) Connection.
Based on Kevin’s analysis, here’s the latest:
Analyzing the publicly available data from a big city-led outreach effort showed that pretty much everyone wants to see this connection approved and made part of a regional trail.
Based on 475 respondents, almost 82% said a new or improved route that was multi-user (pedestrians, bikes, and horses) would be their desire. Here’s which potential connector these people want to see.
- There is very strong support for the south trail option, which would be a completely new trail that runs roughly parallel to the railroad on the south side of this area and would place the hiker/rider in the woods a considerable about of the time.
- Even more popular than that is a loop that would incorporate a new south trail and an improved north trail.
- One third of the people who, while they don’t care where a new trail goes, do want a new trail.