WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE THE #1 BIKE STATE?

In 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced a four-year initiative designed to make Colorado the #1 Bike State. The Colorado Pedals Project combines public and private funding to make Colorado achieve this goal. This transformative initiative will fuel Colorado’s economic growth and tourism industry, move us toward a cleaner environment and advance the goal of becoming the healthiest state in the nation.

The Pedals Project and its efforts are housed within and coordinated and tracked by Bicycle Colorado.

How do we become #1?

Riding a bike is core to Colorado’s identity and part of our well-known active lifestyle. Because of that, we are redefining what it means to be the #1 bike state. The ranking can be measured by traditional methods such as the annual League of American Bicyclists survey. The Pedals Project is going far beyond that, leveraging Colorado’s unique assets, demonstrating innovation across state agencies and institutions, and setting new standards for others to follow. Bicycle Colorado is helping to engage and drive the bicycling conversation across a wide variety of partners, from government agencies to advocacy groups.

Pedals Project Focus Areas

COMPLETE OUR STREETS

IMPROVE HEALTH & SAFETY

FUND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

EXPAND PARTICIPATION

ELEVATE BICYCLING & WALKING

STATEWIDE IMPACT

Check out this interactive map of where and how Bicycle Colorado is making a difference.

Economic and Health Benefits of Bicycling and Walking Study (2016)

This comprehensive study reveals the who, what, where, how and why of bicycling, walking and health in the state of Colorado. It is a first of its kind and could set a national standard for gathering and legitimizing such data. The results show that a majority of people in Colorado own a bicycle and they are getting out and using it, which makes our work at Bicycle Colorado all the more vital. Bicycling substantially supports our local businesses, attracts jobs and tourists to the state and makes communities more livable.

Riding a bicycle is not only core to Colorado’s identity. Bicycling contributed $1.6 billion in economic and health benefits to the state’s economy in 2015.

Questions?

Within Bicycle Colorado, the Pedals Project is led by our policy team. Reach out to Rachel Hultin if you have questions or are interested in partnering on this project.

Partners

The Colorado Pedals Project would not be possible without the cooperation, assistance and partnership of these groups:

Bicycle Colorado
@BicycleColo

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  • Meet Scott Kubly, our 2018 Moving People Forward keynote speaker!

The architect of the award-winning Move Seattle plan, Kubly helped transform Seattle into an urban model of multimodal transportation, in which 95 percent of the nearly 45,000 jobs created in the past few years have been filled by people who walk, bike or take public transit to work. Kubly has helped countless city leaders and urban planners proactively address challenges in the ever-changing urban transportation landscape.
Kubly will share his vision for how Coloradans can address current transportation demands while planning for the future. His insight will be invaluable for anyone wondering how Colorado infrastructure can keep up with the increasing demands of an growing population.
Learn more, and register today, by clicking the link in our bio.