Walk and Wheel Lafayette

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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.
Register for Family Bike Rides on October 1 or 8
(coming soon!)
 
October 1, 2016 
9:30am at Lafayette Elementary
11:00am at Pioneer Elementary
12:30pm at Sanchez Elementary 
 
October 8, 2016 
9:30am at Ryan Elementary
11:00am at Angevine Middle)

Registration will close at Noon the Friday before each event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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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 Ave. 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 Ave. from E. Emma to Simpson to serve as an alternate route to Public Rd.
  6. A sidewalk connection along the east side of So. Public Rd., north of Old Laramie Trail, will be completed in 2016.
  7. A pedestrian connection is being considered from the South Public Road Trailhead into the SoLa business/residential development for 2016.

Walk and Wheel Route Map

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Smart Bicyling Tips (coming soon!)

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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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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 6:30-7:00pm
Citizen Workshop 7:00-8:30pm
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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 6:00pm at each location for a brief training. Groups will be assigned to collect data from specific areas until 7:30pm. You are encouraged to participate even if you cannot stay for the entire time.

2014 DATE

MEETING LOCATION
(click for directions)

AREA TO BE COVERED
(view the map below for reference)

Tues, July 8 Waneka Lake Boathouse The western connector from the Boat House to Festival Plaza
Mon, July 14 Waneka Lake Boathouse Waneka Lake to 287 and South Boulder Road
Tues, July 15 LaMont Does Park Two groups: One will cover 287 to the Coal Creek Connector. One will
cover Coal Creek Connector to South Boulder Road
Tues, July 22 Festival Plaza Festival Plaza to South Boulder Road
Wed, July 23 Lafayette Library Lafayette Library to Festival Plaza
Mon, July 28 Thomas Open Space/
Isabelle Farm
Two groups: One will focus on the Farm to the Library. One will
focus on the Farm to the of loop on West Baseline.
Tues, July 29 RTD Park-n-Ride
1080 So. Public Rd
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


Mon, Aug 11 Lafayette Library
Tues, Aug 12 Waneka 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)