The City of Longmont recently initiated the Southwest Longmont Operations Study to address future demands on Longmont’s multimodal transportation system in the southwest part of town. Specifically, the study will examine the roadway network formed by Ken Pratt Boulevard, Hover Street, and Nelson Road, including major intersections along these corridors. The purpose of the study is to identify needed intersection and transportation system improvements and pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
Boulder County and city officials are in the early stages of connecting two trails north of Boulder that will take cyclists and pedestrians off of a narrow bike path on Spine Road and the shoulder of Jay Road.
“We’ve gotten a lot of input over the years,” Boulder County Regional Trails Planner Matt Wempe said. “People want an alternative to riding on Jay Road. That’s what is driving the project.” Read more
PSA to my local friends:
Saturday afternoon, I was finishing my ride and elected to avoid some wind by heading home on the LoBo Trail. I encountered a homeless couple just past the turn off to the Longmont Rec Center, about 100 meters from the underpass below Ken Pratt Ave. This is Boulder County. There are transients everywhere, and I usually just hand them wherever ride food I’ve got left in my pockets. But this couple leered at me uncomfortably. Immediately, I took out my headphones. I debated turning around, actually. Something seemed “off.” Read more
Cyclists 4 Community (C4C) pulled together a public meet & greet and information sharing event in partnership with Community Cycles, the City of Boulder, and Boulder County on March 15th at the Tune Up taproom at Full Cycle on Pearl Street for an open discussion about the best ways to improve cycling safety in the Boulder area. Many concerned cyclists and representative of cycling groups from the local area came to hear what the four organizations, working in partnership are doing to improve bicycle safety, voice their concerns, and ask questions of the speakers. Read more