Colorado bicycle policy passes
Bicycle Colorado’s Complete Streets Campaign on a Roll
After more than two years of meetings and drafting language, Bicycle Colorado is proud to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Transportation Commission has adopted a groundbreaking statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy.
The new policy directs that, “…the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians shall be included in the planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities, as a matter of routine…”
Division of Transportation Development Director Jennifer Finch stated, “This is a change in philosophy for the Department [of Transportation].”
Bicycle Colorado’s Executive Director Dan Grunig said, “We have passed positive bicycle legislation and overturned bike bans, but passing this policy may be the biggest step we’ve taken towards bicyclists being treated as legitimate road users.”