Boulder is the most populous city of Boulder County and the 11th most populous city in the U.S. state of Colorado. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boulder is famous for its colorful Western history, being a choice destination for hippies in the late 1960s.
Boulder has a dry climate typical of much of the state and receives many sunny or mostly sunny days each year.
Since Boulder has operated under residential growth control ordinances since 1976, the growth of employment in the city has far outstripped population growth. Considerable road traffic enters the city each morning and leaves each afternoon, since many employees live in Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield, Westminster, and Denver. Boulder is served by US-36 and a variety of Colorado State Highways. Parking regulations in Boulder have been explicitly designed to discourage parking by commuters and to encourage the use of mass transit, with mixed results.
Parking in Boulder
Parking Meters are $1.25 per hour. Maximum time limits are posted on the meters. Days/Hours 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Parking garages are $1.25 per hour for the first four hours and $2.50 per hour after that. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays in the garages and on Sundays at the meters.
All accessible parking meters in the City of Boulder accept coins and tokens.
The fine for parking at an expired meter is $15. The fine for parking in a reserved accessible space without a disabled placard/ license plate is $112.00.
Prepaid Parking Permit Program:
This program allows individuals with a valid disabled placard/plate to prepay for metered parking. These permits may be used in all metered spaces including designated accessible metered spaces. The permits are sold individually for $4.00 or in books of ten for $40.00. Each coupon allows for parking up to four hours on one day without operating a meter.
These permits may be purchased from the City of Boulder Parking Services in person or by mail at 1500 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302. For more information or to order coupons, call 303-413-7300.
Where to find Reserved Accessible Parking in Boulder
Reserved accessible parking is provided in designated street spaces as well as downtown Central Area General Improvement District (CAGID) parking structures. These spaces are signed and marked, limiting use to vehicles displaying a valid disabled placard/license plate.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map. Most garages are suitable options for economical long term parking. You can choose by: