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20 is Plenty--Community Cycles Leads the Push for 20 mph on Residential Streets

Your support is needed. The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) approved the draft 2019 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) on Tuesday night.  This is a large body of work that encompasses many smaller planning documents, including the Vision Zero Safe Streets report, the TMP Action Plan and Pedestrian Plan. The Community Cycles Advocacy Committee was very involved in this process and the result is an excellent TMP. City transportation staff and TAB worked hard on this and did a great job.

As we bring forward a new TMP focused on safety for all users, Community Cycles is advocating for a 20 mph (from 25) default speed limit on all Boulder residential streets. A recent op-ed we had in the Daily Camera lays out the case for increased safety and more livable neighborhoods with a 20 mph speed limit.

TAB emphasized the 20 mph speed limit in its report to Council. We think we have Council’s support as well, but the story doesn’t end there. We need you to write to Council (in advance of their Sept. 17 meeting where they will adopt the TMP) saying you support 20 mph speed limits on residential streets. But the process will just begin on the 17th if Council approves the TMP.  Because it is an ordinance change, it will require some study, a public process and eventually adoption by the next council in the spring if we make it there.
If making the streets were people live is important to you, join our team in support of 20 is plenty! We will be doing more organizing throughout the fall and into early next year. Email Sue so we can contact you on important ways you can help us achieve and promote 20 is plenty.

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Your Input Needed: Eldorado Canyon State Park Visitor Plan

Colorado Parks & Wildlife is seeking input on a visitor use management plan for Eldorado Canyon State Park. Members of the public are invited to take the survey and provide feedback on two scenarios being proposed: paid parking permits, or paid parking permits in conjunction with a free shuttle between the City of Boulder and the state park.
Learn more and complete the Survey

City, CU Boulder and Boulder Chamber Holding e-scooter Demo Events

Community members have the chance to try out e-scooters at public demonstration events taking place this week. Community members can also fill out a survey at the events about their thoughts on e-scooters.
The events will be held:
  • Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. next to the Dushanbe Teahouse (1770 13th St.).
  • Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. next to the Dushanbe Teahouse (1770 13th St.).
  • Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flatirons Business Park (corner of Flatiron Parkway and Central Avenue).
  • Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Community (2249 Willard Loop Drive).
An online e-scooter survey is also available at Be Heard Boulder for individuals who cannot attend the events but would like to provide input.
Learn more about e-scooters in Boulder on the city website.

City Hosting Open House on 55th St. Neighborhood Speed Mitigation Project

Wednesday, Sept 18  5:30 - 7 p.m.

The City of Boulder will hold a neighborhood meeting to discuss the 55th Street traffic calming project (between Baseline Road and Sioux Drive) being planned this year through the Neighborhood Speed Management Program (NSMP). The meeting will be an open house format so you can attend whenever in the evening is best for you.

When/ where: Wednesday, September 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Flagstaff Room of the East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive
If you cannot attend the meeting, please review the recommended design and comment online. The recommended design and comment form will be available online on Wednesday, September 18.

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Report a Close Call or Unsafe Conditions to the City of Boulder. Select the Topic Area to Report a Close Call (under Transportation).

Report An Aggressive Driver:  Dial *CSP  (*277)

See you at the Movies September 20th!

Do you live a car-free or car-lite life? Tell us about it! Do you haul a motherload on a cargo bike? Do you ferry your kids around town? Do you shop by bike? Does your e-bike let you drive less? Read more.

We need a new van

Our beloved van, seen here, has reached the end of its life. Do you have leads on a van we could get at a good price? If so, contact Sue.

New Faces at Community Cycles

Ben Eck, Mechanic
Ben joined Community Cycles as a LAB Tech in 2018 to share his love of bikes as a vehicle for sustainable transportation and fun. When he’s not fixing bikes, he can be found dreaming up bikepacking routes while pretending to have a wicked pissah Boston accent. Mysterious bottom bracket creaks haunt his dreams. 
Taran Volckhausen, Multi-Cultural Outreach Coordinator
Taran joined Community Cycles as Multicultural Outreach Coordinator in August 2019. After living, working and biking for nearly five years in Medellin, Colombia, he’s excited to use his Spanish language skills and cultural experiences to help bring together a more enthusiastic and diverse cycling community in Boulder. Reudelo, ruedelo!! Dele, dele, dele!!

Bicycle Fit and Trailside Maintenance have now become regularly scheduled Workshops, along with Orientation, Mechanics 101, Fix-A-Flat, Disc Brake 101 and Women/Trans/Femme classes. Register for a class here.

Complete Mechanics Series (CMS) Registration for October is full. However, check back for our January series here.

New in the “RIDE” Room

In the “Ride Room” (neon Ride sign near the bathroom) we’ve added a Boutique Wall for new and select used parts. You will also find storage for visitors (members & volunteers) and a seating area for putting on your closed-toed shoes as well as a first-aid kit! Ride on!
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Another option: You can set up automatic bill paying or recurring monthly checks sent directly to Community Cycles by your bank.

Leave Your Bicycle Legacy

When you go to the big Velodrome in the sky, what will happen to your bikes?  Please remember Community Cycles when you are making your will or planning your estate.

Learn more here, or contact Jennifer with any questions.

Double Your Donation

Did you know that some employers match employees’ donations to non-profit organizations? Check here to see if you can get in on the fun.


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