Boulder, Colo. continues to show the love for cyclists. This week, the City of Boulder, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Boulder County, and transportation advocates are marking the completion of the Boulder Transit Center capital improvement project, including the opening of a modern Bus-then-Bike shelter at The Boulder Transit Center that will offer 140 secure, free bike parking spots for registered commuters as well as other amenities. The goal: to improve first and final mile links to and from bus stops and decreases travel time delays on the regional transit associated with loading and unloading bikes.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and a demonstration on how to use the shelter will be held at noon on January 28. Speakers will include Elise Jones, Boulder County Commissioner; Mary Young, Boulder City Council; and Chuck Sisk, Chair, RTD Board of Directors and Director, District O.
The Bus-then-Bike shelter can accommodate up to 140 bikes through a modern, double-decker rack system, additional bike parking outside the shelter, better lighting, a bicycle repair station and a vending system for basic bike parts.
Boulder County created the Bus-then-Bike program in 2011 to encourage individuals to use bus transit in combination with bike travel to complete trips to work, school or general visits. The program includes free, secure bike shelters at four Boulder County locations and keycard access for registered users.
The four bike shelters are located at:
– 28th and Iris Streets, Boulder (31-bike capacity)
– Roosevelt Park/ 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride, Longmont (31-bike capacity)
– Table Mesa Park-n-Ride, Boulder (31-bike capacity)
– 14th and Walnut Streets, Boulder Transit Center (140-bike capacity).
For more information about the Bike-then-Bus program, including how to register to use the new bike shelters, visit www.busthenbike.com.