Bike it, walk it, bus it
Bike it: Bike paths criss-cross Boulder County like spiders’ webs. If you can’t find a road to get where you’re going now that has a big, fat shoulder — or if there isn’t a dedicated multi-use path to lead you where you want to go — there will probably be one in the near future. The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, which outlines the vision for how the county should be developed, calls for a network of regional trails connecting all the towns to one another. Check out more information on the regional trails at www.bouldercounty.org and check out a map of the city of Boulder’s bike paths here.
Walk it: There are plenty of trails, both on open space and through town, to keep walkers busy. And remember, if you walk out, you can always take the bus back.
Bus it: Find out all the schedules for RTD’s regional buses — the ones that connect cities, such as Boulder to Denver or Longmont or Nederland to Boulder — here. Within Boulder, you can hop, skip, jump, dash, bound or stampede (literally) on the city’s RTD transit system. Check schedules here and look at a map of where all those buses go here.
Also, CU student Zack Shapiro developed an RTD bus schedule iPhone app that you can buy for $1.99. It doesn’t require internet connectivity, so it should work pretty well on an iPod Touch, too. The plan is to add additional bus schedules to it as he releases additional versions. Here’s a little more info about the Boulder bus schedule iPhone app.