Take Your Bike On The Lawrence “T” Bus System

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014

Combining biking and transit can get you farther in Lawrence. There are just a few things to be aware of when taking your bike on the bus.

  • All buses in Lawrence are equipped with bike racks that can hold up to two bikes. Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If there are no bikes in the rack, you should place your bike in the slot closest to the bus.
  • To lower the rack, squeeze the handle and pull it down.
  • After placing your bike in the rack, raise the support arm over the front tire to secure it.
  • Remember to remind the driver that you will be removing your bike when you get off the bus.

Be safe, and have a great ride!

There’s even a handy video they’ve created showing you how to do it!

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Lawrence’s First Fall Community Bike Ride

Posted on: Sep 20, 2014

Fall-Bike-RideIt was beautiful early fall Saturday morning when approximately 100 riders and volunteers descended on the Haskell Indian Nations’ Stadium parking lot for our first fall Community Bike Ride.

The mile and a half ride up Burroughs Creek Trail and back made for a great quick three mile for riders of all experience levels.

There’s a lot of people to thank:

One of the riders, Eddie Davalos, had his camera and shot some great pics from the registration area and out of the course.  Below is a galley of his images.  Thanks Eddie!   If you have any images you’d like to share email them to us them to us and we’ll get them posted.

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Comments Invited for the 2015-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Program of Projects

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014

mpoLogoLongDevelopment of the 2015-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Program of Projects for the Lawrence Transit System

The TIP is a multi-year listing of federally funded and/or regionally significant projects selected to improve the transportation network for the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Area. The official 30-day public comment period for this TIP starts on September 16, 2014 and will end on October 15, 2014. This TIP Amendment will come before the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board for approval on October 16, 2014. This public notice on the TIP development process satisfies the FTA’s Program of Projects requirements for the Lawrence Transit System.

A new TIP covering all of Douglas County must be created at least once every four years to comply with federal regulations. This TIP includes projects scope, costs and schedules for transportation projects sponsored by Lawrence, Douglas County, Lawrence Transit and KDOT. Public Comments received will be reported and considered by the MPO Policy Board where decisions pertaining to revision this document will be made prior to final approval.

The draft 2015-2019 TIP will be available for public review online at: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/tip; paper copies are available for review at Lawrence City Hall, Lecompton City Hall, Baldwin City Public Library, Eudora Public Library and Lawrence Public Library.

Written comments may be emailed to jmortinger@lawrenceks.org or mailed to Jessica Mortinger at the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Office, PO Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044-0708.

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Bike MS – Kansas Day One Ride Overnights in Lawrence’s South Park Saturday 9/13

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014

bikelogoBike MS passes through the Kansas City Metro into the back roads of Kansas’ finest countryside. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by volunteer EMT’s, HAM radio operators, the police department and bicycle repair from their partner bike shops.

The ride will conclude the day at South Park in Lawrence, KS, where riders and local bikers will be treated to a fun Gears & Grooves Festival featuring musical entertainment, food and Boulevard beer. Everyone will be up early on Sunday for a pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes and back out on the road to Olathe, KS for a finish line celebration.

More info about the ride at http://bikeksg.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_KSG_Kansas_City_Ride

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Your Help Is Needed For Lawrence’s Safe Routes to School Planning Initiative

Posted on: Sep 03, 2014

Safe-RoutesSafe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools and community leaders to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has been working in conjunction with Lawrence Public Schools, the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization to launch a SRTS planning initiative.

The project seeks to involve schools in Lawrence, both public and private, that serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The goal of the Safe Routes project is to develop a comprehensive, citywide SRTS plan that enables and encourages children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to and from school.

The public is invited to participate in two upcoming opportunities to learn more about the Safe Routes project and to get involved.

Why Safe Routes to School Matters: Public presentation by the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools
7-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29
Community Health Facility, Second Floor Meeting Room, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence
Safe Routes to School National Course
Register at saferoutescourse.eventbrite.com
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30
Community Health Facility, Second Floor Meeting Room, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence

Join community leaders, school officials, public health workers, transportation and public works professionals, law enforcement officers, parents and neighbors for this opportunity for all elementary and middle schools in Lawrence, Kansas.

The course is offered free of charge, with refreshments, snacks and lunch provided.

Overview of course agenda:

  • Why safe routes to school matters: Safety, health and transportation issues
  • Field exercise of school campus and surrounding area
  • Perspectives from local stakeholders
  • Engineering strategies
  • Pick-up and drop-off area strategies
  • Identification and education strategies
  • Enforcement strategies
  • Action steps to develop a comprehensive, citywide SRTS Plan

Please register in advance at saferoutescourse.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Charlie Bryan at 785-856-7357 or cbryan@ldchealth.org.

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