The City's 2011 Bicycle Safety Education Plan and 2014 Bicycle Master Plan recommend the City construct a bicycle and pedestrian safety town (renamed to Walk and Wheel Skills Hub). In 2015, the City allocated funding to support this project through the 2015/16 City budget. A bicycle and pedestrian safety town is a "miniature city," complete with streets, bike lanes, and traffic signs. Families, adults, and children can all use the town to practice safe cycling and walking skills as well as participate in classes hosted by the City and other community partners.
In 2015 and 2016, City staff worked to identify a location for the Skills Hub that would be centrally located and accessible by bicycle, close to schools, and within the project budget. The proposed location for this project is the parking lot north of Drake at Dunbar, just off the Spring Creek Trail. This parking lot is owned by Summitview Church and is currently leased to the City for the purposes of a publicly accessible bicycle and pedestrian safety town. The partnership with Summitview Church has been instrumental to bringing this project to fruition.
Figure 1: Example from Arvada, CO
The project is planned for an approximately .5 acre portion of the existing parking lot. The proposed design is comprised of striping and signs, and seeks to replicate unique traffic situations from around the community. Key elements of the proposed design include:
The draft concept design is available below.
$55,000 was allocated in the 2015/16 City budget to plan, design and install a bicycle and pedestrian safety town.
2015 – location research and concept planning
Summer 2016 – Design and location confirmation
Summer 2017 – Project installation
August 16, 4:30-7:30 P.M. – Opening Celebration (tentative)
Tessa Greegor, FC Bikes Program Manager | 970-416-2471 | dGdyZWVnb3JAZmNnb3YuY29t