The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for volunteers for a variety of bicycle and pedestrian counting projects happening this September in Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin City. There are hundreds of available counting opportunities as part of the following projects:
- The annual Bicycle Rider and Pedestrian Project will count locations throughout Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin City to gather data on bicycling and walking usage to assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
- The Lawrence School Crossing Guard Count is one of our first steps to developing a citywide Safe Routes to School Plan. Data is being gathered at existing school crossing guard locations. This data collection effort was started in the spring, but rain delayed the completion of the counts.
- The Lawrence Downtown Count is an ongoing effort to collect usage numbers. These counts have been conducted every spring and fall.
To sign up as a volunteer for any of the three counts visit: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/volunteer
For more information about volunteering for bicycle and pedestrian counts, please contact: Ashley Myers, Transportation Planner, at (785) 832-3155 or [email protected]
It had been a scorching week but after discussions with the organizers and the forecast that said we'd start with a temp of 80 degrees and be done before the mercury broke 90 we forged ahead.
We were able to use the new shelter at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum which allowed more space in the tent to fit people with new helmets.
Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who came out to ride and volunteer.
The team from Matty D Media was on site and put together this video of the event (more coming soon)!
We also got some great photos of the event, you can check them out at the Lawrence Central Rotary Website. If you took any pictures you'd like to share email them to: [email protected] or post them to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceCentralRotaryClub/
The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) needs your help creating the vision for the East 23rd Street Multimodal Corridor Plan. The study area of the plan spans from the Haskell Bridge east to O’Connell Road and will consider bicycle and pedestrian amenities, enhanced transit stops, roadway redesign, corridor aesthetics, and more. The plan will lay the foundation for the ultimate design of East 23rd Street, from the Haskell Bridge to 600 feet east of Anderson Avenue, when it is reconstructed in 2021-22.
The Visioning Session will use topical breakout sessions to address several subjects, including existing conditions, access management, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, transit, aesthetics, and economic development.
It will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 in Flory Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds (2120 Harper Street).
More information available on the project website: lawrenceks.org/mpo/23rd-st-corridor-study
The 2019 Community Bike Ride is set for July 20th. We'll again be at Lawrence's Rotary Arboretum at 27th and Waukarusa.
This year we have 4 rides planned for folks of all ages and experience.
- 4 Miles – 9:30 am – Sanders Mound
- 6/8 Miles – 9:00 am- K-10 Trail
- 12 Miles – 8:30 am – I-70 Turnaround
- 22 Miles – 8:00 am – Lawrence Loop
We are excited to again to be sponsoring free helmets, safety vest, and other exciting goodies (while supplies last).
After a trial run last year, we will again be partnering with Lawrence's bike-share company VeoRide who will offer FREE bikes for use during the event.
All of this is made possible by volunteers from Lawrence Central Rotary and some fine local sponsors who love supporting getting outdoors and being active.
We will have releases on-site for attendees to sign when checking in, but you can also download one here to fill out and bring if you like.
See you on July 20th!
You are also welcome to join the ride after-party at S&S Artisan Pub and Coffee House at 2228 Iowa Street between 12 and 2pm.
Updated Ride Maps!
We’ve had some requests for maps so we’ve put this together for you. If you’d like to download a pdf of one use this link.
Enroll now for Lawrence Parks & Rec's "Confident, Capable, Commuters" Bicycle class.
Do you want to take advantage of all the benefits of commuting by bicycle but aren’t sure how to get started? Have you been riding for years but never received any instruction on the rules of the road? This class, taught by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists, is designed to be beneficial to all levels of riders. Participants will learn how to ride safely in traffic and on the sidewalk, basic bike maintenance, and group riding skills. Participants must provide their own bicycle and helmet.
For more information, call (785) 832-7950. Cost is $20 per person. You can register at http://lprd.org/activity?n=325600
The class schedule for the three summer sessions are:
- Part 1: 6/17/19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Part 2: 6/19/19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Part 3: 6/22/19 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Part 1: 7/08/19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Part 2: 7/10/19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Part 3: 7/13/19 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Part 1: 8/12/19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Part 2: 8/14/19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Part 3: 8/17/19 9:00 am – 1:00 pm