This beta is a work in progress. Your input is helping us develop a new city website that best serves you.
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2018 - 2020
2020 - 2021
Bouldercolorado.gov is the City of Boulder's most important tool for delivering information and services to the community. The current city website was launched in 2013. The city has been working since 2017 to redesign its website based on user input, research and testing. The City of Boulder launched this beta website in October 2020 to preview the new website.
The beta features a handful of key webpages so community members can experience some of the planned changes and share more input to help ensure the new site best serves the public. The full site will launch in 2021.
Community members are encouraged to provide feedback on the beta on the city’s online engagement platform, Be Heard Boulder, and/or feedback forms on the beta website itself.
The current city website was designed based on the structure of city departments, which is not intuitive for most users. The new city website is designed to be:
The new city website will include new features, functionalities and content identified by user input. A few examples include:
Whether it's print, TV or digital communication, nearly all of the city's communication efforts point back to bouldercolorado.gov for more information. The City of Boulder website receives approximately 1.5 million visitors and 7 million pageviews a year on average.
The city worked with a consultant from May to October 2018 to study user experience on the current city website and to develop a plan to make the website easier for the public to navigate. The city used the research findings and recommendations to make iterative improvements to the current website and develop plans for a new website.
Research indicated that the city website can most benefit from:
For more information, see this 2018 update via a City Council information Packet item. The user research work helped shape the design and development of this beta website.