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January 19, 2017

Message to Boulder County Bus-then-Bike Members – January 2017

Hello Bus-then-Bike cardholder,

The coming year promises to be big for the Bus-then-Bike program, and to keep you informed we are rebooting our monthly newsletter to users. We’ve done updates a few different ways in the past, and we apologize if this message is reaching anyone who would rather not receive it. To remove yourself from this listserv and avoid receiving updates in the future, please click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for combining bicycling and transit trips in Boulder County, and we hope you enjoy this preview of what we have planned for 2017.

Alex Hyde-Wright
Bicycle Planner
Boulder County Transportation

Winter Bike Week Logo

Winter Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

We have over 20 breakfast stations that will be open from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 that are located around Boulder County and down the 36 Bikeway (all the way to Westminster). If you’re biking somewhere Wednesday morning, stop by one or more of these stations for FREE food, drink, and a few other surprises.
To get you ready for winter riding, Boulder County is hosting a “Winter Bicycling 101” class at the Boulder County Courthouse (2025 14th St, Boulder CO) from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP is required.

"Bus-then-Bike becoming "Bike-n-Ride"

After many conversations with our municipal partners, RTD, and 36 Commuting Solutions, Boulder County has decided to rebrand the Bus-then-Bike shelters as “Bike-n-Ride” shelters. With future shelters being planned at light rail and commuter rail stations, and to avoid having two names for the same type of bike parking facility in the Denver-Boulder metro area, we will retire the “Bus then Bike” name starting at the end of January. The “Bike-n-Ride” name will also be more consistent with other transit offerings including Park-n-Rides and Call-n-Ride. Look for new signage and other branding efforts at our four existing shelters.

Four New Bike-n-Ride Shelters in 2017

Boulder County, Superior and Longmont have grant funding for four new Bike-n-Ride shelters in 2017. The new shelters will be located at:

  • SH 119/Diagonal & Hover (Longmont)
  • US 36 & McCaslin (Superior side)
  • US 36 & McCaslin (Louisville side)
  • US 36 & Table Mesa at the bikeway's terminus

These new shelters will provide secure bike parking for neighborhoods throughout the county and will make it easier than ever to combine bicycling and regional transit trips. The Hover Bike-n-Ride will be the first to open in 2017. Learn more in the next section!

SH 119/Diagonal & Hover Bike-n-Ride Shelter

Boulder County and the City of Longmont anticipate that the Hover Bike-n-Ride shelter and the bicycle/pedestrian underpass will open in February 2017. As you can see from the photos below, the shelter has already been installed and is currently awaiting lighting, an access control system and signage. When the shelter opens, we have an opportunity for existing cardholders to request that Hover access be added to their cards. Look for an announcement in next month’s newsletter!

New Bike-n-Ride Shelter in Longmont

New Bike-n-Ride shelter in Longmont

New shelter

Current Shelter Locations

  • Downtown Boulder Transit Station - 14th and Walnut
  • 8th and Coffman in Longont
  • US 36/Table Mesa Drive Transit Station (parking garage)
  • 30th and Diagonal Highway - North Boulder