12 Oct Transportation Options along the U.S. 36 Corridor
Commute smarter not harder when getting to and from Downtown Superior
Skip the traffic and enjoy less stressful and healthier options like public transit and bike routes
*Photos courtesy of Commuting Solutions:
Above from left to right: smart commuting options in Downtown Superior include RTD’s Flatiron Flyer bus service and ample bike corridors including the U.S. 36 Bikeway that connects the northwest region from Denver to Boulder.
The Denver metro region’s population is expected to grow to 3.3 million people by 2020. This recent boom has been good for the local job market and economy. However as more people are traveling to and from some of the most sought-after places to work, play and live, including Downtown Superior, the traffic is becoming more congested. The solution to this congestion is commuting smarter not harder.
Commuting smarter means being aware of and utilizing alternative modes of transportation to help reduce the number of cars on the major thoroughfares. Trying these alternative routes and making them routine helps make commutes healthier, stress-free and more enjoyable. Such as walking, biking, carpooling or taking transit.
Conveniently located between Boulder and Denver at U.S. Highway 36 and McClaslin, Downtown Superior is a community designed for the modern commuter. With an RTD station in walking distance and miles of bike and pedestrian trails there are plenty of smart commute options. Below you can find a few options for residents, employers and employees.
Commuters can enjoy cardio, fresh air and major money savings when they bike or walk to work. Downtown Superior connects directly to the U.S. 36 Bikeway, which opened in 2015. The 18 mile stretch of 12-foot wide open bike path connects travelers from U.S. 36 and the Table Mesa Station in Boulder to 80th Avenue in Westminster. The 36 Bikeway also helps connect commuters to their workplace, activity centers, local businesses, 6 RTD Stations and local routes. For more information about the route or to find a group ride near you visit commutingsolutions.org/bike/us-36-bikeway/.
If your commute is too far to bike the entire way, bring your bike on any light rail train or bus to complete your trip. To learn how visit rtd-denver.com/Bike_n_Ride.shtml.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) rail and bus system allows a commute of ease and affordability. RTD serves 2.8 million people across a 2,400 square-mile area covering 40 municipalities and 6 counties.
The most current and accessible transit option from Downtown Superior is the Flatiron Flyer, a bus transit service between Denver, Boulder and everywhere in-between. The Flyer’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service provides convenient, frequent, schedule-free travel options via U.S. 36 express lanes. There is a Flyer bus stop U.S. 36 and McCaslin Station.
In addition, RTD’s B line, light rail, that currently connects Westminster to Downtown Denver is currently under construction. Once complete, it will connect Denver to Longmont with stops at Flat Iron Crossings and Louisville, Boulder and Downtown Longmont. For information on the B Line visit rtd-denver.com/b-line-future.shtml.
To plan your northwest transit route from Downtown Superior visit commutingsolutions.org/transit/.
Who is the future Downtown Superior commuter?
Downtown Superior is a prime option for companies looking to re-locate or expand in the region. The 157-acre mixed use development has roughly 800,000 square feet commercial space available; 373,000 square feet of office space and 250,000 square feet retail. This mixed-use community blends a variety of residential home styles, flexible working spaces, diverse retail and dining, entertainment and ample open space, All within a conveniently walkable community with close proximity to transit. For more information about the community downtownsuperior.com.