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
Bicycle Colorado and BikeDenver, in a joint effort to raise public awareness about regular safety issues within bike lanes in Denver, have launched the Things in the Bike Lane campaign. Read more
Organizers of the three top uphill cycling races in Colorado have formed an alliance to launch the Colorado Summit
Cycling Series this summer, creating the country’s ultimate uphill challenge. Read on for all of the details. Read more
Many athletes train to be competitive. Many train to stay healthy or for the enjoyment of the out of doors. Most of us would say that regardless of the reason, it means more when there is a purpose to the training. Death Ride Tour provides propose and isn’t your Sunday afternoon pleasure ride. Read more
The Daily Camera reports that though electric bicycles are currently prohibited on Boulder County trails, open space rangers are not actively looking for offenders.
Several meetings are being held in February to collect the public’s input on what one resident describes as the “difference between the transportation infrastructure that’s in place or needed for commuters, and the infrastructure for recreational cycling on open space trails.” Read more