My three mile route takes me through not one park [Centennial Park]......
These are just some of the cute little houses I pass riding through the Eastside Historical district:
And here’s my office building (on the left). The one on the right is rumored to be haunted…..more on that next month.
Longmont is located in Boulder County – nearly the bike capital of the world.
Boulder Bike Facts:
-In the US Boulder ranks as one of the greatest biking cities, second only to Portland, OR.
-Bicycling is so highly regarded in Boulder that sometimes the city plows the Boulder Creek bike path before they plow the streets.
-A Colorado Daily poll found that seven out of ten Boulderites own bicycles. Another guidebook states that Boulder's bicycle count is approximately 93,000 - almost equal to the total population. (I’ve actually seen statistics claiming 1.5 bicycles to every one resident!).
-At least 95 percent of arterials have bike lanes or trails on them.
-Boulder has spent an average 15% of its transportation budget on building and maintaining bicycle traffic over the past five years
-In 1967, Boulder became the first city in the United States to tax itself for funds to be used specifically for the acquisition, management and maintenance of Open Space.