Posts tagged walk
Posts tagged walk
City of Boulder requests community proposals to improve walking and biking to school
As a part of the Colorado Safe Routes to School program, the City of Boulder is requesting community proposals for infrastructure improvements that would enable more students, parents, faculty, and staff to walk and bike to schools in Boulder. The required proposal materials are available online at www.goboulder.net.
Completed proposal forms must be returned to GO Boulder by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to be considered for inclusion in the city’s 2013 grant application to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). In addition, a tally sheet summarizing the number of students currently walking and biking to school is due by Thursday, Nov. 15, and letters of support are due by Friday, Nov. 30.
Community proposals for Colorado Safe Routes to School infrastructure improvements must meet all of the requirements listed below in order to be eligible for funding. All proposals must:
“Colorado Safe Routes to School offers another source of revenue to fund local projects that improve walking and biking routes near our schools,” said Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Planner Marni Ratzel. “We hope to receive funds through the 2013 Safe Routes program so that we can continue to make walking and biking to school safer, easier and more enjoyable.”
Since 2005, the city’s Transportation Division has been awarded more than $1 million in Safe Routes to School funding for infrastructure improvements. The city’s 2012 project, proposed by the Manhattan Middle School community, was awarded a $250,000 grant to install a traffic signal and sidewalk improvements at the intersection of South Boulder Road and Manhattan Drive. The project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2013.
This fall, a 2011 Safe Routes to School grant allowed the city to complete a sidewalk along Linden Avenue that will benefit students walking and biking to five schools in Boulder. For more information, view the Safe Routes to School in Boulder Program Update.
Detailed information about the proposal requirements and a schedule of deadlines for submitting proposal materials are available online at www.goboulder.net. Interested applicants can also contact Bicycle/Pedestrian Planner firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-441-4138.
For more information about the federal Safe Routes to School program, visit www.saferoutesinfo.org.
Crosswalk safety is a priority in Boulder
Boulder residents and visitors love to bike, walk and take the bus. The community has well above the national average of walkers and cyclists. When collisions do occur, it is usually at the most trafficked areas—crosswalks.
Three new crosswalk safety laws were enacted in Boulder earlier this year. “Heads Up” is a collaborative campaign funded by the City of Boulder and a Safe Routes to School grant administered by the Boulder Valley School District. Join us in encouraging safe behavior!
Be aware; be alert; be safe.
Do you know Boulder’s three new ordinances for crosswalk safety?
They’re for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. Visit www.bouldersafestreets.com for more information on the new Heads Up: Mind the Crosswalk campaign.
Mont Tremblant’s pedestrian only village.
Thursday, August 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Dairy Center for the Arts, McMahon Gallery,
2590 Walnut Street (enter on 26th Street)
FREE Lunch provided!
All of Boulder’s transportation options and experts in one room! This is your chance to learn about all of the transportation choices available to you and your company. This event will include a panel discussion.
Email Amy at email@example.com with transportation-related questions for the panel.
This central location is easy to get to by busing,
biking, carpooling, walking, or b-cycling!
Bus Routes: HOP, BOLT, 205, 206
Closest B-cycle Station: 26th and Pearl (near the parking lot entrance to Google)
Ellen Orleans, GO Boulder
303-441-4004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As the media landscape around us changes, GO Boulder continues to explore new ways to connect people to Boulder’s sustainable transportation options.
We are excited to announce that the former “On the GO” e-newsletter is now this Tumblr blog!
Our new “On the GO” blog is a frequently updated version of the e-newsletter that allows for greater interaction between GO Boulder and residents, businesses, visitors, and Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETCs).
The “On the GO” blog provides news, information and tips for promoting Boulder’s transportation options. GO Boulder also shares a variety of multimedia content from blogs on related topics. The “On the GO” blog displays all of the content that GO Boulder posts and shares, highlighting the most recent posts.
To suggest content for the blog, please email Cris Jones at email@example.com.
Businesses, ETCs, residents and visitors are encouraged to follow the new “On the GO” blog at goboulder.tumblr.com. You can also follow GO Boulder on Twitter at @bouldergobldr.
Thanks for following!
Walk and Bike Month has come to a close, and what a month it was. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, participating businesses and organizations, and of course, to you! Thousands rode on Bike to Work Day, a slew of businesses participated in the Egg-Less Relay, hundreds rode the B-360, and the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour had its best showing of any city, ever! Way to go Boulder, see you out on the roads!
Have a great summer and please remember that there are three new City of Boulder traffic ordinances to help keep everyone safe at crosswalks!
Do you know Boulder’s three new ordinances for crosswalk safety? They are for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. Check out www.bouldersafestreets.com for more information about the new Heads Up: Mind the Crosswalk campaign.
This summer, watch for the launch of Heads Up Boulder: Mind the Crosswalk. The aim is to help improve crosswalk safety and promote positive behavior by drivers, walkers and cyclists. It will also remind citizens of three new crosswalk safety ordinances enacted earlier this year.
On Sunday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., select Boulder businesses will repurpose parking spaces to celebrate Boulder’s annual “Park(ing) Spaces Day.”
Businesses and workplaces will transform a street parking space or private parking lot into a “park” area for the day.