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DDA Goals

The NDDA Action Plan for 2011-2012 is intended as a guide for the NDDA to move forward with goals and projects identified in the Strategic Master Plan endorsed by the Town of Nederland in August 2007. It also serves to communicate these goals and objectives to the community and to the voters within the DDA District. The plan recognizes the need to be able to work on long term and short term projects simultaneously. The plan’s objectives are organized according to the categories identified in the Strategic Master Plan and are not meant to imply priorities.


Pedestrian Circulation:

  • Continue work on improving crosswalks identified in Phase I of the sidewalk project
  • Install crosswalk flags at the Visitor Center and by the Carousel
  • Continue working with the Town on creating a plan for year round maintenance of sidewalks within the NDDA.
  • Working with town staff, develop town policy for best environmental practices related to Public Works

Note: Phase II of sidewalks is not included in these goals for 2011-20012. The Town of Nederland, with the financial backing of the DDA has applied for a DRCOG grant which would be awarded in spring of 2011. If awarded, funding would not be available to begin planning work until fiscal year 2013.

Vehicular Circulation/Parking:

  • Begin implementing signage as identified in Parking Study
  • Work with town staff to install directional and identification signs to direct people to public parking
  • Continue efforts to provide a town shuttle bus
  • Investigate funding for a shuttle bus serving the downtown area with recreational connections to Mud Lake and Eldora Skis Area
  • Begin work to provide a bike sharing program
  • Work with Boulder B-Cycle to investigate the possibility of bringing bike sharing to Nederland


  • Continue planning process for Riverwalk and Whitewater Park
  • Apply for a Colorado State Trails grant to prepare plans for renovating the existing trail from the Pedestrian Bridge through Chipeta Park to the Weir Bridge
  • Continue working with the Whitewater Park Steering Committee to investigate feasibility of enhancing boating and/or fishing opportunities in Boulder Creek
  • Begin to work with affected First St. property owners to develop a shared vision for controlled vehicular access behind buildings which abut the creek


  • Begin work on the Sidewalk Enhancement Plan
  • Create areas for landscaping, seating, and public art along existing sidewalks
  • Create bioswales to filter storm water discharges into creek

Town Square

  • Begin a planning process to explore alternatives for a Town Square behind the Visitor Center
  • Work with the Town to determine the possibility of planning a flexible space, which could serve as parking and as a public space, incorporating a small acoustic bandshell and space for farmer’s market or small festivals while providing access to the creek