• Oct 31, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

Route finding by bike about to get easier in Jefferson County

You know that frustration. You’re out on a ride getting some miles in or just on a Sunday stroll with some pals. You reach a point on the route or trail and it’s suddenly and abundantly unclear how and where the route continues. No signs, no pavement markings, nobody to follow or…

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  • Aug 8, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

Bike sharing takes many forms in Colorado

Getting Coloradans and visitors to our state on bikes more often is one of the things we strive for here at Bicycle Colorado. Getting more bikes “into the system” via bicycle sharing is one of the ways to do that. So it’s exciting to see bike sharing evolve in Colorado. Where it all…

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  • May 26, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

A snout full of fresh air

Do you like dogs and bikes? If so, read on. If not…read on… It was about 10 years ago in the Mission District in San Francisco. A great place to take in street theater. I was walking to dinner with a friend, and two blocks up I spotted an old-school motorcycle approaching…

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  • Apr 4, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

A nice place to be…on a bike!

Like most of you (I’d guess), my family and I love to travel.  You see new places, meet new people and stoke up on new adventures. One of the things I enjoy is the chance to check out transportation facilities in other communities, especially the walking and biking kind, and see how the locals…

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  • Jan 12, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

Is it just the way things are?

In the opening days of a new year, it’s fun to take stock. What’s working? What’s not? Where are you thriving? Where are you coming up short of where you want to be? Where are the exciting opportunities for you, your family, your organization? Well, 2016 is another year filled with opportunities!…

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By Ted Heyd

An attitude of gratitude

One of the best parts of my job is that I get to say thanks a lot—thanks to people for their energy, input, partnership and leadership. It always feels good to say thanks, but at times it feels especially great. Like right now. I recently had the chance to team up with seven individuals…

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  • Jul 20, 2015
  • By Ted Heyd

Testing for the future

  My rowing coach, Jim Joy, used to say, “Every day is a chance to improve,” to tweak, to optimize, to become more efficient, to work better as a part of a system or a team. The same applies to our transportation systems, which are fluid organisms. Just like a rowing stroke…

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  • Apr 17, 2015
  • By Ted Heyd

Doing more with less

“Why can’t we be more like Copenhagen?” I heard this from a fellow advocate in relation to biking and walking infrastructure on this side of the pond. Most communities in the U.S. are a far cry from mirroring the golden child of cities, but here’s the thing…we’re on our way folks! I can…

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  • Feb 24, 2015
  • By Ted Heyd

Why shouldn’t streets be complete?

  Complete what? Back in 2006, in California, I was in my boss’s office talking about a large-scale redevelopment project we were working on. In the midst of discussing some innovative street designs the applicant was proposing, my boss asked me if I was familiar with the concept of “complete streets.” It was a…

  • Nov 18, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Transit improvements to trigger changes

A system emerging Last Friday, two Bicycle Colorado team members and I attended the Transit Alliance’s Annual Transit Event here in Denver. Approximately 250 people from throughout the region took part to network, hear the latest on FasTracks and honor several award recipients. You may ask, why are staff of a bicycle-focused organization…

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  • Aug 18, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Scoring points for walking and biking

Have you ever been fired up at a conference? Inspired by what you’ve learned and eager to put it into practice? Last summer I participated in a conference session highlighting how regional planning organizations around the country are moving the needle—adopting policies and making investments in infrastructure to encourage more biking, walking…

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  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Traffic safety fund rolls forward in Longmont

Disappearing Dollars It’s no secret that funds for transportation projects and programs are increasingly hard to find. Cutbacks and dwindling dollars at the state, regional and local levels seem to be the steady themes.  I all too frequently hear from city and county staff, advocates and elected officials that there just isn’t…

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  • Apr 23, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Arvada rides show people the city on two wheels

I’m often in the community talking to bicycle advocacy groups.  A couple of months ago, I heard about a cool program in Arvada that is helping to increase awareness of bicycling in the community and get more (and new people) out on bikes. The  Arvada Transportation Advisory Committee is a bicycle advocacy…

  • Mar 10, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Are we shifting toward sustainable streets?

Through the generous sponsorship of Kaiser Permanente, Dan Grunig (our executive director) and I recently attended the 13th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Denver. (That’s me with Rachel Hultin discussing smart growth with Smokey the Bear at the conference, by the way.) Many of the policies we advocate for and programs…

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  • Thanks to everyone who came out wanting to do their part to make our streets safer at last night’s Bicycle-Friendly Driver course in Lakewood! We did hear feedback that our cookies were too small—we heard you, we’ll try and do better 😂.
  • Now that’s just mean. No bike (or bicyclist!) deserves this!
  • Beautiful day for a bike commute. #bicyclecolorado