Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)

Characteristics of Bikeable Communities

  • Connected network of quiet roads, paths, bike lanes or shoulders on busier roads to make riding around more feasible.
  • Bike routes connect to mass transit routes.
  • Enjoyable places to ride.
  • Bike paths, lanes and shoulders are swept and maintained to minimize debris and road hazards.
  • A place to lock your bike when you arrive at your destination.
  • Cyclist and driver education on how to safely share the road.
  • Businesses that support cycling in the community for recreation, fitness, and transportation.
  • Local government and law enforcement supports cycling.
  • People actually riding bikes to work, to the store, to the coffee shops or park.
  • Freedom of intimidation by motor vehicles - cyclists and motorists respect and share the road.

How does Pueblo rate?

  • The Pueblo Area Bike Route map was updated in 2009 and printed in 2010:  The map shows on-road routes, multi-use trails and mountain bike trails in the open space areas. Routes are rated as beginner, intermediate and expert based on traffic volume and speed to help people find a route they are comfortable riding.
    • Long term challenges remain to improve connectivity of bike paths, bridges across large barriers such as Fountain Creek, Arkansas River, train tracks and I-25.
  • A place to lock your bike when you arrive at your destination. - Pueblo definitely needs more bike racks! We have partnered with local welders, Pueblo Community College and Department of Corrections to build lower cost bike racks.
  • Driver as well as Adult and Youth Cyclist education on how to safely share the road.
  • Enjoyable places to ride - Pueblo has some amazing weather and great hard and soft surface trails!
  • Bike paths, lanes and shoulder are swept and maintained to minimize debris and road hazards - Maintenance of Pueblo bike routes can be improved with your help. Notify the right department to report road hazards, debris or maintenance problems.
    • Pueblo City Streets 553-2319
    • Arkansas River/Fountain Creek Trails, city parks 553-2790
    • Pueblo County Roads 583-6040
    • Pueblo West Roads 547-5061
    • Pueblo West Multi-use trails & parks 547-7400
    • Lake Pueblo State Park 561-9320
    • State Highways (Highway 50, 96, Pueblo Blvd) 546-5419
  • Bike routes connect to mass transit routes - All of Pueblo’s city buses have bike racks on the front of the bus for riders. Often these racks are heavily used due to limited transit service certain times of the day.
  • Businesses that support cycling in the community for recreation, fitness and transportation - We hope to increase bicycle commuting to work through business partners. We also hope to get businesses interested in becoming more bicycle friendly. Learn more about this national Bike Friendly Business Program.
  • Local government and law enforcement supports cycling - We plan on hosting a Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Workshop for local government and law enforcement to gather interest in becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community.
  • People actually riding bikes to work, to the store, to the coffee shops or park - Pueblo currently has very few cyclists. Our local university and community college have very few riders.
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