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Volunteers needed for bicyclists and pedestrian counts

Volunteers needed for bicyclists and pedestrian counts

Volunteers are needed to manually count bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations across Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City in September. The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, with the help of volunteers, will be conducting bicycle and pedestrian counts on:
 
Wednesday, September 5th         10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 6th             10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 8th              12pm – 2pm
 
Rain Dates:
Wednesday, September 12th       10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 13th           10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
 
Saturday, September 15th            12pm – 2pm
 
Volunteers will be taught the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project method created by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers by watching a 4-minute training video.
 
Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.
 
To sign up visit: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/volunteer
 
For more information about signing up please contact:
Ashley Myers, Transportation Planner, at (785) 832-3155 or amyers@lawrenceks.org  

Bicycle Friendly Driver Course Scheduled for July 11th

The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is an hour interactive class, aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins.  This course answers questions and topics like: 

How do most crashes involving motor vehicles and bicyclists occur?

What is the safest way to make a right-hand turn when bike lanes and/or bicyclists are present?

Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road?

What’s legal and what’s not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists.

Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response.

Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists.

Questions?

Kirsten Yunuba Stephens

785-764-1857
Bikefriendlylawrence@gmail.com

Lawrence Public Library ~ 707 Vermont St, Lawrence KS  66044

The class will be presented in Meeting Room C.

July 11 th 2018
7:00-8:00pm

2018 Transportation Commission Bike Route Posted

The Transportation Commission Weds, May 16, 2018 Bike Ride Map has been posted and may be found at: 

Https://assets.lawrenceks.org/assets/boards/transportation-commission/2018/agendas/ss/tc-ss-2018may16.pdf

This year's ride departs from Riverfront Parking Garage at 3:00 pm

Youth Cycling Camp gives youth opportunity to learn bike safety

Lawrence Parks & Rec Kids Bike Camp Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth the opportunity to be physically active throughout the afternoon as well as learn bicycle safety through its summer camp offering Youth Cycling Camp.
 
This week-long camp will provide participants with the opportunity to explore some of Lawrence’s parks through bike rides. Campers will meet in Hobbs Park, 702 E. 11th St., and then travel to other locations via sidewalks. Instruction will focus on safe riding and street crossing to other community parks where children will participate in games and craft activities.
 
Youth Cycling Camp is open to children eight-years-old to 12 years-old and is being offered 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 4-8 and June 18-22. Cost is $100 per child, per week.
 
All participants must provide their own bike and helmet. In the event of inclement weather, camp will be held at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.
 
To register online, please visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=325700 or visit any Parks and Recreation facility, including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Offices, 1141 Massachusetts St.
 
For more information on the camp, please contact Stephen Mason, recreation center programmer, at (785) 832-7950.

May is National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.

Here in Lawrence, we will be celebrating Bike Month in a number of different ways this year. You will see Bike Month themed social media throughout the month of May from the City and the Parks and Recreation Department

 

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