Communities in Motion Week promises to be rewarding |

Communities in Motion Week promises to be rewarding

Melissa Laeser
Transportation Manager
Special to the Post Independent

Communities in Motion invites you to join us in a week-long celebration of alternative transportation. Mark your calendars for the week of July 12-16 and try another way to get around the valley. Events will be held throughout the region each day and will focus on different alternative transportation modes. Here is a highlight of the Glenwood Springs events:

Monday is bus rider appreciation day ” 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the 9th Street bus stops.We encourage you to hop on a bus for your commute that day. In the morning, you will be served coffee, pastries and you can register for prizes at certain stops along the way. Don’t worry ” we’ll make sure you won’t be late for work!

Tuesday is carpool day and all carpoolers will be rewarded from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. This is the perfect day to gather up your neighbors and carpool to work.

We will be at the Rifle park and ride and the Aspen airport parking kiosk handing out coffee, pastries and prizes. So, form a carpool and get rewarded!

Wednesday, we will be celebrating alternative transportation in Sayre Park from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and treating you to lunch. We want everyone to try another way to get around that day and learn of the benefits of using alternative transportation. There will be several information tables, a pedestrian safety clinic and bike mechanics on hand to help get your bike ready for commuting.

Ride your bike on Thursday and participate in our after-work bike ride at 5 p.m. We will start at Canyon Bikes (east end of the Hotel Colorado) and ride a loop to Two Rivers Park. We will get to Two Rivers Park in time to enjoy an evening of jazz. We will have water and prizes available.

Wind down on Friday and join us for a 45-minute progressive walk along the River Trail. Walkers can start anywhere along the trail from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. We will have stations set up along the trail where you can get information, maps, lunch and more!

Look for posters around town and join us for Communities in Motion Week. A week devoted to celebrating the benefits of alternative transportation. Try another form of transportation and get rewarded! What could be better than that?

You can download a map of the city’s bus routes and schedule off of the city’s Web site. Please visit and look under the transportation pages. For information about bus schedules, purchasing bus passes, registering to find carpool partners or other alternative transportation options, please call 384-6437 or e-mail

Construction Updates

Work continues on the new downtown fire station at the corner of 8th and Cooper. There should be minimal traffic interruptions, but be alert for the detours on both 8th and Cooper adjacent to the project.

Utility work is scheduled on Linden Street this week. Non-local traffic should avoid this area if possible.

Electric upgrading work is expected on Centennial Street and the Devereux Road bridge over the Colorado River. Watch for flaggers while this work is under way. Short delays may be expected.

The water department will be installing a main line water valve in the vicinity of the 900 block of Midland Avenue on Tuesday, July 13, between the hours of approximately 9:30 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. We will have traffic down to a single lane through the work zone. Flaggers will be present.

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