• Jan 11, 2017
  • By Rachel Hultin

Colorado Pedals Project Year 1: CDOT Region 4

In Sept 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado Pedals Project. The goal? To make Colorado the #1 Bike State by 2020. This is part 2 of a 6-part series on projects we’re tracking and supporting that further the Pedals Project.   It’s bold. It’s ambitious. It is absolutely achievable but not without the…

  • Nov 15, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Action Alert: Will Denver include bikes in the bond?

It’s GO time: If you want more and better bicycling, then Denver needs you! The city intends to pursue a general obligation bond (GO Bond) in 2017 to support funding shortfalls for all kinds of projects, including transportation and parks. Public input will be critical and is necessary to encourage funding for…

  • May 5, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Senate State Affairs Committee ends funding for Safe Routes to School

We are sad to announce, on the eve of Bike to School Day, that the Senate State Affairs Committee voted to kill the Safe Routes to School program yesterday. A huge thank you to everyone who replied to our Action Alert to contact their Senator. Senators reported hearing from you, but alas,…

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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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  • 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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  • May 1, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Colorado Slips to #6 in Bicycle Friendly Rankings

After steadily climbing up the Bicycle Friendly States ranking to reach #2 last year, Colorado has dropped to the #6 position this year. The ranking is compiled by the League of American Bicyclists and is based on the following five categories: Legislation and Enforcement, Policies & Programs, Infrastructure & Funding, Education &…

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  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes passes in the House, Needs your help in Senate

On April 11, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Safe Routes to School Act, HB 14-1301, on a 42-20 vote with $700,000 in state funding. We asked you to reach out to your state representatives to voice your support for the Safe Routes to School program, and your voices were heard.…

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  • Mar 28, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Action Needed- Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School Needs Your Help! ACTION NEEDED: Important vote in House of Representatives on Monday, April 14 Please call or email your state house representative today and ask them to support House Bill 1301– Safe Routes to School, which continues funding for the Safe Routes to School program. Opponents are…

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  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Colorado Adopts Statewide “Amber Alert” for Hit and Run

Hit and run crashes are some of the most difficult to solve, especially when the victim is a person riding a bike or walking. Over the years, Bicycle Colorado and other partner groups have supported new laws to help address this terrible crime. On Tuesday, Governor Hickenlooper signed the latest effort, State…

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  • Mar 19, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Legislative Update: Bills Affecting Bicycling

During the 2014 Colorado legislative session, Bicycle Colorado endorses these bills in addition to the Safe Routes to School Act: House Bill 14-1191: Hit and Run Medina Alert Program In 2012, Denver instituted a program that sends instant notifications about some hit-and-run crashes to cab drivers, bus drivers and the media in…

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  • Mar 19, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Safe Routes in the House (of Representatives)

The bill that will keep the Colorado Safe Routes to School program alive goes to its first committee hearing on March 19, when Representative Diane Mitch Bush presents the bill to the State House Transportation Committee. Success for this bill is critical as it supports the primary child safety program in Colorado…

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  • 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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  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bill to save Safe Routes to School introduced

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”no”] On March 3, State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush introduced a bill to save the Colorado Safe Routes to School program. She was joined by 13 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and three in the Senate, led by sponsor Sen. Andy Kerr. See the list of sponsors on…

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  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Reports detail how Colorado supports bicycling

For the past several weeks, we’ve been working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to complete a rigorous report to the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Walking and Biking about the ways our state government supports bicycling. The League uses the report to determine its Bicycle Friendly States ranking,…

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  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Saving Safe Routes to School

December saw the Colorado Department of Transportation accept the last round of applications for safe routes to school grants. The Safe Routes to School program is no longer required by federal law, so now it is up to each state to keep the program alive. We want Colorado to keep Safe Routes…

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  • Jan 21, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Bicycling Matters: Getting bicycles into the state transportation plan

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is undertaking the update of the Statewide Transportation Plan for 2040. I know, I know, who cares about 2040? It may sound like a long way away, but this plan helps set the priorities for spending the public’s $1.2 billion of state transportation funds each year…

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  • Nov 18, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycles represented on Highway Safety Plan Steering Committee

Photo: Robert Course-Baker, Creative Commons license via 500px The Colorado Strategic Highway Safety Plan identifies highway safety issues and recommends focus areas for spending, which has historically been around $30 million. These dollars help pay for projects such as Click it or Ticket (seat belt enforcement and education) and the Heat is…

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  • Sep 6, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Report aggressive drivers at *CSP Hotline

When a motorist behaves in an aggressive or dangerous manner toward a bicyclist, you now can take action. Get the license number, vehicle description and dial *CSP from your cell phone. Just remember CSP for Colorado State Patrol. Bicycle Colorado confirmed with the Colorado State Patrol that reports from bicyclists are welcome. Follow the link below…

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  • Apr 14, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado awarded $30k New Belgium Grant

New Belgium Brewing is famous for being born on a bike ride and being a very bicycle-friendly company. But did you know that the company also sets aside $1 from each barrel of beer they brew to donate to bicycle causes? Bicycle Colorado received a $30,000 New Belgium Brewing Grant Award, one…

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  • Feb 6, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colo. Supreme Court reopens Black Hawk roads to bikes

The Colorado Supreme Court on Feb. 4 handed cyclists in Colorado a huge victory when it overturned the Black Hawk bike ban with no judges dissenting. It ruled that the city’s ordinance affects both local and state concerns, and therefore is covered by state law. “The Supreme Court has affirmed the ‘share…

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  • Nov 8, 2012
  • By BC Volunteer

Colorado Supreme Court hears bike ban case

The Colorado Supreme Court held a hearing on Nov. 8, 2012 for oral arguments related to the city of Black Hawk’s ban on bicycle riding. Lawyers for both sides received 30 minutes to present reasons in support of their respective positions. Attorney Paul Schwartz from Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz presented on behalf…

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  • Oct 11, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado hosts Congressman Blumenauer

Bicycle Colorado recently hosted Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer here in Colorado with the help of a number of prominent representatives of the bicycle industry and community. The group shared Colorado success stories that illustrate the benefits of funding bicycle infrastructure for him to take back to Washington, DC. Following a bike tour…

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  • Jul 25, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado State Patrol releases 3-Feet to Pass video

The Colorado State Patrol recently developed a public service announcement on Colorado’s 3 Feet to Pass law with assistance from Bicycle Colorado. We encourage you to watch this video and share it with friends and neighbors. It’s a clear demonstration of how to safely pass bicyclists according to our state’s 3 Feet…

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  • Jun 6, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Governor signs House Bill 1084 into law

Following a long journey through four committees and full house and senate votes, Governor John Hickenlooper held a signing ceremony for HB 1084 at the State Capitol in front of many bill sponsors and supporters. The bill, known as the End the Hit and Run Loophole bill, increases the possible penalties for…

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  • Mar 1, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Opening Brief Filed on Behalf of Cyclists

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that it would consider the arguments raised by parties regarding the Black Hawk bike ban. The date of the hearing has not yet been set, but an opening brief was filed with the court on behalf of the three ticketed cyclists. The brief details the…

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  • Jan 11, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

CDOT Bike/Ped Design Guide Finalized

Bicycle Colorado is excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has officially adopted the chapter on bicycle and pedestrian facility design in its Roadway Design Guide. The chapter provides guidelines on how to accommodate bicyclists on state roadways and is also a great resource for local bicycle advocates and…

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  • Dec 10, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Bike Ban Case

The Colorado Supreme Court announced that it has agreed to consider the arguments raised by parties regarding the Black Hawk bike ban. According to the Colorado Supreme Court website, the Court grants a hearing on an average of one out of fourteen certiorari petitions. The date of the hearing has not yet…

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  • Aug 2, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk bike ban appeal to supreme court

The Black Hawk bike ban case has been presented to the Colorado Supreme Court for consideration by the justices to hear the case following a district court ruling against the three cyclists originally ticketed for riding their bicycles through the town. The Colorado Supreme Court requires that all cases be presented for…

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