Walk and Wheel Lafayette

Upcoming Bike Events


Road to Zero Bicycle / Driver Training

June 11, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Clinica Family Health |1735 S. Public Road
MORE info..

Police Bike Rodeo

June 8, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Flatirons Church north parking lot / (west on Waneka Parkway at Public Road)
MORE info...

Bike To Work Day / Breakfast Station

June 26, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:00 am
775 W. Baseline Road
www.biketoworkday.us

Bike the Farms

June 27, 2019; 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm
www.cityoflafayette.com/BikeTheFarms

2019 Bike to Work Day

View the WAW Route Map

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In 2014 the City of Lafayette received a Walk and Wheel Grant from Kaiser Permanente to promote bicycle and pedestrian access within the community. Bike/walk audits and input sessions were held to gather citizen direction and ideas. 

Listed below are some of the key projects completed as a result of this grant.


Walk and Wheel Projects

Robust community engagement made it clear how important having safe and healthy alternate transportation options are to local residents and resulted in the following projects;

  1. An Active Transportation Map was developed to provide guidance along the Walk and Wheel (WAW) Route. The WAW Route assists to guide users to destinations throughout the City along a network of safer, low-stress bike and pedestrian routes. You can view these routes as an overview of the Walk and Wheel network or as part of the Lafayette Parks, Open Space & Trails Map.
  2. Wayfinding signage bearing the blue Lafayette Walk and Wheel logo was installed along the entire route to provide visibility for the program and to help users navigate the WAW Route.
  3. A multi-modal trail connection was created from Powerline Trail through Angevine Middle School grounds. In collaboration with Boulder Valley School District, a connection was built across school property to provide users access to the Highway 287 overpass footbridge from the Powerline Trail.
  4. Dedicated bike lanes were installed on W. Emma from S. Longmont Avenue to Caria Dr. A buffer lane was also installed on the north side of the street to separate bikers from parked cars.
  5. Sharrows (shared bike/car lanes) were installed along Harrison Avenue from E. Emma to Simpson to serve as an alternate route to Public Road
  6. A sidewalk connection along the east side of So. Public Road, north of Old Laramie Trail, was completed in 2016.
  7. A pedestrian connection is being considered from the South Public Road Trailhead into the SoLa business/residential development.

Walk and Wheel Route Map

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Smart Bicyling Tips

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Read Mayor Berg's letter to the community about Multi-Modal Improvements in Lafayette.

Read the Lafayette Connection article in English
Read the Lafayette Connection article in Spanish

Mayor Berg, Walk and Wheel, RTD

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 Walk and Wheel Grant?

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The Walk and Wheel Project is funded by a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. In 2014 the City of Lafayette launched a two-year project to promote bicycling and walking within the community. Funding from a Kaiser Permanente Walk and Wheel grant is enabling the City to study current uses and gather resident input that will ultimately lead to the creation of an active transportation map and a prioritization of infrastructure enhancement projects.

June 2015 Walk and Wheel Update: View the update presentation to Lafayette City Council
http://cityoflafayette.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=478&meta_id=25609 (starts at approximately 1:05:00) 

February 2015 Walk and Wheel Update: View the update presentation to Lafayette City Council http://cityoflafayette.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=457 (starts at approximately 24 minutes)

In the News:
3/3/14: Lafayette gets $95,000 grant from Kaiser to enhance alternative transportation
7/7/14: Lafayette looks at pedestrian, cycling thoroughfares
June/July 2014: Lafayette Connection City Newsletter; Summer Issue
2/4/15: Lafayette officials eye Baseline to improve walking, biking

Join us for a
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
on OCTOBER 28, 2014!

Walk and Wheel

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sanchez Elementary
655 Sir Galahad Dr. / Lafayette 80026

Open House 6:30-7:00 pm
Citizen Workshop 7:00-8:30 pm
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Refreshments provided
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Childcare provided
Ages 3+; Registration required
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Translation services provided

The Walk and Wheel Project is funded by a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. In 2014 the City of Lafayette launched a two-year project to promote bicycling and walking within the community. Funding from a Kaiser Permanente Walk and Wheel grant is enabling the City to study current uses and gather resident input that will ultimately lead to the creation of an active transportation map and a prioritization of infrastructure enhancement projects.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to perform 

Community Walk Audits in July 2014!


WHAT YOU WILL DO
* Perform walking audits of Lafayette.
* Collect data on sidewalk conditions, intersection quality, and pedestrian use.
* Help us identify ways to make it easier and safer for residents to get around on bike or foot in our community.

WHO CAN HELP?
* EVERYONE - from moms with strollers to residents with disabilities!

Bike and Ped
This effort is funded in part with the help of a
 generous 
grant from Kaiser Permanente!

2014 Walk Audit Dates and Locations

We will meet at 6:00 pm at each location for a brief training. Groups will be assigned to collect data from specific areas until 7:30 pm. You are encouraged to participate even if you cannot stay for the entire time.

2014 DATEMEETING LOCATION
(click for directions)
AREA TO BE COVERED
(view the map below for reference)
Tuesday, July 8Waneka Lake BoathouseThe western connector from the Boat House to Festival Plaza
Monday, July 14Waneka Lake BoathouseWaneka Lake to 287 and South Boulder Road
Tuesday, July 15LaMont Does ParkTwo groups: One will cover 287 to the Coal Creek Connector. One will
cover Coal Creek Connector to South Boulder Road
Tuesday, July 22Festival PlazaFestival Plaza to South Boulder Road
Wednesday, July 23Lafayette LibraryLafayette Library to Festival Plaza
Monday, July 28Thomas Open Space/ Isabelle FarmTwo groups: One will focus on the Farm to the Library. One will
focus on the Farm to the of loop on West Baseline.
Tuesday, July 29RTD Park-n-Ride
1080 So. Public Road
Two groups: One will take RTD park-n-ride north to Festival Plaza.
One will take RTD park-n-ride south to Coal Creek Trail.

 

JUST ADDED! Bike-Only Audits

Monday, Aug 11Lafayette Library
Tuesday, Aug 12Waneka Lake Boathouse


SIGN UP with your email address for one or more of the Walk Audit dates listed above.

What to bring to the audit

  • Your friends, family and neighbors!! We need lots of help
  • A fully charged smart phone or internet-enabled tablet. If you don't have one or are unable to borrow one, no problem! We will have paper versions available for your use.
  • Comfortable shoes - and dress for the weather!
  • Sunscreen, water bottle, and mosquito repellent

You can test out the mobile app before you attend a walk audit! Download the WalkScope TIP SHEET and access the app at www.walkscope.org

Questions?
Contact debbiew@cityoflafayette.com

Access the WALKScope online data collection tool we will be using

(we will also utilize paper versions for participants who don't have access to a mobile device)