Thanks to the tireless of work of Wade Moore (who answers the phone at Bouré) and the many members of the Safe Roads Coalition, Colorado's Transportation Commission has approved Colorado Department of Transportation's new Bike/Ped policy.
The directive is rather lengthy and awaiting implementation, but Wade Moore states that the key point is, "...the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians shall be included in the planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities, as a matter of routine ..."
Betsy Jacobson, the Bike-Ped coordinator for CDOT says, "This is an exciting day for me and I really want to thank you for your help. There'll be much work ahead as we start to implement the policy; but it's great to know the efforts of this committee have clearly helped make a safer, friendlier, bicycle and pedestrian state."
Wade relayed the good news to local advocates and offered, "Thank you for all your work and support as we developed the language and moved through this process. Great results for great work! Pat yourselves on the back and have a celebratory drink!"
Wade on the go!