I’m happy to say former-mayor and current county comissioner, Will Toor, dropped by the blog to check out our discussion on chip-sealing. Naturally, he said I’m the most gifted writer he’s ever encountered…but he also wanted to clarify one important point: Boulder County in fact chip-sealed Nelson and Olde Stage Roads, but the Colorado Department of Transportation was responsible for Highway 36. That said, the resurfacing on Nelson and Olde Stage was a different aggregate and process, which left it much more cycling-friendly. Toor wanted us to know the county is in discussions with CDOT to make sure all future projects on our bike thoroughfares trend towards the better surface.
Toor is a long-time Boulderite and bike-advocate. He also holds a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. Fancy! He’s a great guy and has been in the Boulder trenches for three decades, flying the flag for everything from the EcoPass program to our current chip-sealing efforts.