Denver: Bike to Work Tomorrow!

Woman Bicycling in City Park, Denver

Woman Bicycling in City Park, Denver, 1900. Photo by George Lytle Beam.

Fellow Denverites: Tomorrow (June 27, 2012) is Bike to Work Day!

This is the one day (among others) that you should feel compelled to pull your bike out of the garage, pump up the tires, grease the chain, and pedal your way to work!

There will be several breakfast and bike home stations located throughout the city (See Full Map Here), one of which will be here on the University of Denver’s Driscoll Lawn.  Breakfast Stations will be open 6:30-9am, Bike Home Stations will be open 4:30-6pm.

You can learn more about Bike to Work Day from our wonderful local advocacy

organizations: Bicycle Colorado, DRCOG, and (our favorite) Transportation Solutions.

Denver Bicycle Riders 1910

Denver Bicycle Riders, 1910. Photo by Charles S. Lillybridge.

You should also support Bike Denver at the annual Bike From Work Bash, which is held at  15th & Little Raven on June 27th, 5-9pm.  There will be Free Beer, Free Music, and all-around good fun with Denver’s best cyclists and bicycle advocates.  So hop on your old two-wheeler and enjoy bike to work day! (Then rinse, and repeat!)


Transportation Artwork

At a recent Sustainability Council meeting, DU student group The Social Brink asked if we’d like to participate in a community art project. The group organizes students around social entrepreneurship and innovation, and their aim was to transform several old doors into colorful representations of social change.  We volunteered to create a transportation-themed door, and decided to focus on bicycle transit in honor of Bike to Work Day/Month. Scroll down for images of the painting process and the final result!

DU Bicycle Friendliness Resolution Passed

Good News!

This spring, Transportation Solutions published a Bicycle Friendly Universities report for the University of Denver.  The report details a number of issues related to the bicycle-friendliness of the campus area, and recommends how the University can work to improve the safety and effectiveness of bicycling infrastructure for the DU community.

In response, the DU Transportation Subcommittee drafted a resolution to adopt the recommendations of the report, and presented it to the University Sustainability Council on May 10, 2012.  After a great discussion (see the meeting minutes), the council voted unanimously to support the resolution.  We hope that the resolution will help to ensure that the DU community actively supports a safe and effective Bicycle and Pedestrian infrastructure in the DU area.  If you wish to join this effort, please contact us!  The text of the resolution is below, and can also be accessed here.

DU Transportation Sustainability Survey

DU Students: Please take the DU Transportation Sustainability survey!

https://udenver.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?SID=SV_55uusOZoUUZ2e8c&_=1

This is part of DU’s Sustainability and Transportation course, in which students studying the social and environmental elements of transportation and learning to promote healthier ways of meeting individual and community needs while reducing the social and environmental impacts of mobility practices.  The survey will investigate the transportation behavior of DU students, both on and off-campus.  The data is collected anonymously and will be used to complete the student research project, and to inform the University Sustainability Council in its ongoing work to eliminate DU’s carbon footprint.

It will take 5 minutes of your time – please complete the survey now.