Planning for Active Transportation

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Active transportation is defined as a means of traveling using human-powered mobility, primarily walking and biking.

A number of citywide plans include active transportation objectives aimed to provide Longmont with an efficient transportation system. Ideally, this system will enhance mobility, equitably support multiple modes of transportation, reduce environmental impacts and promote a healthier community.

Active transportation is defined as a means of traveling using human-powered mobility, primarily walking and biking.

A number of citywide plans include active transportation objectives aimed to provide Longmont with an efficient transportation system. Ideally, this system will enhance mobility, equitably support multiple modes of transportation, reduce environmental impacts and promote a healthier community.

  • Bike Lane Trial Project feedback survey closing June 30

    about 2 months ago

    The last day for bicyclists and motorists to submit feedback for the City of Longmont’s Bike Lane Trial Project was Sunday, June 30.

    Over the past year, the project offered travelers the opportunity to try out three specific types of on-street bicycle facilities through the project:

    • shared lane markings (or “sharrows”) on South Bowen Street between Iowa Avenue and South Pratt Parkway
    • on-street buffered bike lanes on South Pratt Parkway between Ken Pratt Boulevard and Pike Road
    • separated bicycle lanes on westbound Pike Road between South Sunset Street and South Hover Street
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    The last day for bicyclists and motorists to submit feedback for the City of Longmont’s Bike Lane Trial Project was Sunday, June 30.

    Over the past year, the project offered travelers the opportunity to try out three specific types of on-street bicycle facilities through the project:

    • shared lane markings (or “sharrows”) on South Bowen Street between Iowa Avenue and South Pratt Parkway
    • on-street buffered bike lanes on South Pratt Parkway between Ken Pratt Boulevard and Pike Road
    • separated bicycle lanes on westbound Pike Road between South Sunset Street and South Hover Street

    Through routine re-striping work, these new bicycle facilities were created on existing streets, and travelers were asked to try out the segments and offer input online.

    In addition to traveler feedback, the trial project sought input from City crews during routine maintenance operations such as street sweeping and snow removal.

    Comments received through the surveys will be compiled and summarized by Longmont Senior Civil Engineer Micah Zogorski, who serves as project manager for the Bike Lane Trial Project. Those findings will be provided later this year to the City’s Transportation Advisory Board and, ultimately, to City Council.

    Improving and expanding Longmont’s bicycle network is an important and ongoing effort guided by the City’s Envision Longmont Multimodal & Comprehensive Plan and supporting Enhanced Multi-use Corridor Plan.

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  • Linking Longmont event aims to enhance safe walking, riding and rolling

    5 months ago

    On Wednesday, March 6, the City of Longmont reached out to residents for an evening of collaboration surrounding different modes of transportation throughout the city.

    The event was held at the Longmont Museum from 5 to 7 p.m, and included both presentations and exhibits.

    Transportation Planner Ben Ortiz and Engineering Administrator Tom Street discussed planning for multiple modes of travel in Longmont. FC Bikes Program Manager Tessa Greegor presented on strategies for bicycle friendly communities and shared successes from Fort Collins.

    After presentations, attendees were encouraged to stick around for further conversations with project managers. Various topic areas included overall...

    On Wednesday, March 6, the City of Longmont reached out to residents for an evening of collaboration surrounding different modes of transportation throughout the city.

    The event was held at the Longmont Museum from 5 to 7 p.m, and included both presentations and exhibits.

    Transportation Planner Ben Ortiz and Engineering Administrator Tom Street discussed planning for multiple modes of travel in Longmont. FC Bikes Program Manager Tessa Greegor presented on strategies for bicycle friendly communities and shared successes from Fort Collins.

    After presentations, attendees were encouraged to stick around for further conversations with project managers. Various topic areas included overall planning, street projects, trail projects and bicycle resources. Local bicycle organizations such as Bicycle Colorado, Bicycle Longmont, Longmont Safe Cycling and Zagster were on hand as well. The Longmont Department of Public Safety was also available to answer questions about safe cycling practices throughout the city.

    Approximately 125 individuals attended the event.

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