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Street sign that requires drivers to give bicyclists three feet when passing.

Colorado Law Requires Three Feet to Pass

Nov. 18, 2021

New highway signs in Colorado remind drivers to give 3 Feet to Pass. Colorado’s “Three-Foot” law requires motorists to give people biking at least three feet of space, even if it means crossing a double yellow line to do so when the coast is clear. Thanks to advocacy by Bicycle Colorado and the help of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you should see new signs in 2022 on our state highways that clearly state this law and eliminate confusion with existing messaging.

Concrete curb separates bike lane from car lane.

Folsom Separated Bike Lanes Are Being Installed!

Nov. 18, 2021

This is the first time the City has used a concrete curb to provide separation between a bike lane and travel lane that are at the same grade within the street and the first curb separated bike lane facility to be constructed following the adoption of the low-stress walk and bike network plan!

Interactive map showing top crash sites in Boulder.

Areas to Avoid

Nov. 18, 2021

See the Vision Zero Boulder Interactive map to see the top crash locations and where you should take extra precautions (click the linked article title and see the tab for bicycles).

Man cycling in snowy conditions.

Lights! And Winter Riding

Oct. 20, 2021

Now is a great time to equip your bike with a light! As we get closer to winter, evenings will be darker and difficult to navigate without the proper bike gear. Read on to learn other useful winter riding tips.

Bike mechanic fixes a student's bike at the UMC bike station.

Back to School Biking Tips

Aug. 27, 2021

Haven’t ridden your bike in a while? Make sure to check out this quick list of tips before you head out. Or better yet, take your bike to one of the CU bike stations and they can help get you set up free of charge.

Bike Index logo.

Bike Theft Prevention

July 8, 2021

Besides securely locking your bike with a u-lock, registration is your best defense against bike theft. Click on the article title to discover the many ways you can prevent bike theft.

Bicyclist carrying an excessive amount of water bottles.

Tips for Summer Biking

June 11, 2021

Click the article title to find out how you can improve your summer biking experience!

Diagram of ABC (Air/Brakes/Chain) Quick Check.

First Time Riding This Year?

April 2, 2021

If you are planning to take your bike out for the first time this year, please watch this five minute video from Community Cycles to learn about the ABC (air/brakes/chain) quick check.

Figure crossing street adjacent to buildings, "Safer Main Streets" in green text.

Safer Main Streets is Improving Bike Safety on Colorado Ave

March 5, 2021

The Safer Main Streets Program has announced 30 different transportation project worth $58.9 million. A good portion of that will fund projects around the Boulder area. Most notably $2.1 million will go towards a project around Colorado Avenue. Colorado Ave between Regent Drive and to the east of the 28th Street (US 36) intersection will see improvements including pedestrian refuge islands, new crosswalk and bike lane markings, new southbound left turn lane on Colorado Avenue and an additional traffic signal. For a list of projects, view the Safer Main Streets project list.