City of Louisville Celebrates BVSD Bike Week
The City of Louisville is celebrating Bike Week with Boulder Valley School District April 22nd through April 26th! This event helps get cars off the road and makes the air cleaner for everyone. Get out in the sun, breathe some fresh air and enjoy riding your bike to school! You can register for Bike to School Day (April 24th) or find resources on trip planning, cycling tips and helmet fitting and more at https://www.bvsd.org/transportation/toschool/Pages/BikeToSchoolDay.aspx.
When bicycling to school during Bike Week the City encourages residents to use our newly installed pedestrian improvements across town! In response to citizen concerns, the City moved forward with several traffic safety improvements. You can find these safe routes at the following locations:
- Curb extensions (neck down or bump out) - Polk Ave. trail crossing near Mulberry St. & Dahlia St. trail crossing near Aspen Way
- Refuge islands (pedestrian section of median) - Pine St. at Garfield Ave., McKinley Ave., Lincoln Ave., & Hoover Ave., & Bella Vista & Hoover Ave.
- Center line striping (double yellow striping) - curved sections of Alder St., Mulberry St., & West St.
- Sharrows (shared bike lane marking) - sections of Bella Vista Dr. & Paschal Dr.
Also please remember Lil Lou’s plea – for all of his neighbors to watch their speed! Traffic safety (i.e. distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving) is the most common complaint the City of Louisville receives from neighborhoods and it is because unsafe driving has a direct impact on the quality of life for our residents.
As a driver, you can drive slowly and courteously, act like a guest in all neighborhoods and make our street safer and friendlier by driving the speed limit. You can limit the risks of distracted driving by using the “Do Not Disturb” setting on your phone or downloading a mobile application that restricts use of your phone while driving.
As a pedestrian or bicyclist, you can follow signage and other traffic safety tools. Cross as designated crosswalks and stop at signs and traffic signals and follow their cues. For more information about traffic safety, please visit the City’s website at www.LouisvilleCO.gov/TrafficSafety.