E-Bikes Allowed on Streets and Trails
On May 2nd, City Council approved an ordinance amending the Louisville Municipal Code to allow Class 1 and Class 2 electrical assisted bikes (e-bikes) on all streets and trails unless specifically prohibited with signs posted giving such notice. An e-bike is defined as an electrical assisted bicycle with two tandem wheels or two parallel wheels and one forward wheel with fully operable pedals, an electric motor not exceeding 750 watts of power and a top motor-powered speed of 20 miles per hour. At this time all streets and trails are accessible to e-bikes.
Industry advocates promote the use of e-bikes as a means to get more people on bikes, including older adults and people with physical limitations. Their use can encourage people to ride more often and to more distant locations. They also reduce the difficult of riding in hilly areas, which are present in some parts of the City. Commuting Solutions, the regional multi-modal transportation advocacy organization, also supports the use of e-bikes on the recently opened US 36 Bikeway as an alternative form of transportation.
The City wishes to remind all riders that no person shall operate a bicycle or e-bike at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under existing conditions. To learn more about the different classes of e-bikes, visit the following sites:
RTD Transit Services for Louisville and Surrounding Areas
Welcome to RTD! Whether you’re looking to get to work, school or around the community, RTD can get you just about anywhere within Louisville and beyond. RTD offers call-n-Ride, local and regional bus routes.
Get a Free $50 Pre-loaded RTD MyRide card! (Limited Time Offer)
We’re happy to announce the City will host three MyRide events in partnership with Boulder County and RTD in the next two weeks! RTD’s MyRide Card is the newest way to pay your fare. It is a cashless, stored value card that you can use on most RTD services. You simply tap the card on the reader inside the bus or light rail and your fare is automatically deducted from your card balance. You can learn more at http://www.rtd-denver.com/myride.shtml. Boulder County received a grant from the Regional Air Quality Council to encourage participation in the program and will be distributing MyRide Cards preloaded with $50 at several events in Louisville. Here are the days and times:
Come by any of these events and sign up for your own preloaded MyRide Card and start riding.
For bus and call-n-Ride information, click on the route in your community.
If you still have more questions, you can go to RTD-Denver.com or call RTD at 303.299.6000.
Save money on your commute with the US 36 Commuter Incentive Program! Significant commuter subsidies and incentives are now available to help reduce congestion along the US 36 corridor during construction:
For more information on the subsidies and how to apply, visit commutingsolutions.org.
36 Commuting Solutions is a Louisville-based non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing mobility for commuters along the US 36 corridor.
Vanpool– $160 toward the first three months of your vanpool participation!
Transit- FREE RTD 10-Ride Ticketbooks valued at $45 each!
Telework– FREE quarterly trainings and $2,500 available to help implement telework programs at your workplace!
Colorado Department of Transportation
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) exists to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system by building and maintaining interstates, US highways, and state highways.