I got in the Denver Post today. Check it out!

Good Evening Everyone,

I wrote my first ever letter to the editor in regards to the Idaho Stop in Denver… and got it published. Though I talked a lot about projects I had been working on in my newsletter, I just wanted to highlight this because I thought it was a good piece. Below is the text reprinted:

“In a recent vote of 6-2, the City of Thornton adopted a measure that will allow bicyclists to “slow-roll” through stop signs. Known as the “Idaho stop” based off of the state where the practice originated, this is a good policy that should be adopted in Denver.

With the recent legislation at the state level that gives municipalities a framework of how to adopt Idaho stop policies, Denver is ripe for a change that, according to studies, increases bicyclist safety. In a city like Denver where motorist/bicycle accidents have remained constant despite Mayor Michael Hancock’s pledge to accomplish the goals of Vision Zero, adopting a slow-roll policy is a step to fulfill that pledge.”

 

On a related note, If you are at Civic Center Park for the Ice Climbing Championships, I may be there on Sunday checking at the fat tire bikes. Be sure to say hello if you see me!

Sincerely,

Loren Hansen

*Photo is of the Author’s Bike*

Winter Bike To Work Day is This Friday. See You On The Trails!

Hey Denver!

This Friday is Winter Bike to Work Day! Sponsored by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOGS), it is an event meant to promote safe cycling year round. If you are interested in getting involved, I will be hitting up some of the pit stops along the Cherry Creek trail in the morning and possibly doing an interview component for DenverUrbanism. The CDOT website is a good resource for more info in regards to the day itself/information about riding in the cold.

Happy Riding!

Loren Hansen

*Featured Picture is the layering scheme I use for winter riding*