It’s here and it’s hot! You can pick up a beautiful hard copy of our Newsletter brought to you by Primal Wear Inc. at one of our events or download it by clicking here: BikeDenver2012Newsletter. Either way, it’s a great way to catch up on what’s happening in the Denver bike world.
What’s in the newsletter?
It’s an exciting time for biking in Denver and this newsletter covers some of the highlights, including:
The Census places Denver among the top cities for the percentage of commuting trips made by bicyclists! It shows an annual increase of 22% from last year and the downtown core sees 6.3% of commuting trips on bike. A lot is happening to meet our growing needs, including more bike lanes, improved laws protecting bicyclists and the first separated bikeway scheduled to be added to 15th Street downtown.
The much anticipated bicycle and pedestrian bridge across I-25 at Colorado Blvd. will begin construction in 2013! BikeDenver and the bike and pedestrian communities across the city have been asking for this infrastructure to be built for nearly 12 years and we are ecstatic that it is finally arriving. We’re so thrilled, we’re sending Thank You postcards to show our excitement and gratitude! Find out more about the bridge in the full article on the first page.
Saying Goodbye and Good luck! Maggie Thompson has been a much-loved and invaluable part of BikeDenver for the past two years, but she is moving to a new role and has transitioned out of her position at BikeDenver. We’re so appreciative of her fine advocacy work and will be forever grateful for all that she did for biking in Denver while she was with us. Don’t worry! She’s still very much a part of the community as the general manager of Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop and you’ll see her around. As she left, BikeDenver brought on two fabulous new staff members and welcomed two interns to help Piep in this exciting time for biking in Denver. You can find out more about them in the “About Us” section.
The newsletter is packed with news, updates, stories and all the exciting happenings at BikeDenver and around the city so check it out! If you haven’t already, sign up for our E-Newsletter on the top, right corner of bikedenver.org for monthly updates in your email inbox.
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. Volunteers help us staff free community bike corrals at major Denver events to encourage more people to ride their bike for short trips in cities. In 2010, BikeDenver provided secure bike parking at events with a total attendance of over 1.6 million. www.bikedenver.org
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