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Colorado Adopts Statewide Bike Ped Policy

bicycle-colorado According to Bicycle Colorado, to Colorado Department of Transportation has adopted a new statewide policy on bicycle and pedestrian access. Hard work by parties across the spectrum of politics and bicycle advocacy have made this possible, hopefully working as a model for other state policies on roadway construction and multimodal access. The important part of the policy states:

It is the policy of the Colorado Transportation Commission to provide transportation infrastructure that accommodates bicycle and pedestrian use of the highways in a manner that is safe and reliable for all highway users. The needs of bicyclists and pedestrians shall be included in the planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities, as a matter of routine. A decision to not accommodate them shall be documented based on the exemption criteria in the procedural directive.

Thanks to BikeDenver.org for the heads up on this one.

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