The Facts

Existing Plans

2015 City of Lafayette Bike & Pedestrian Plan

The City of Lafayette Bike and Pedestrian masterplan is a comprehensive study to guide the planning and design of both bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the city.

 

Lafayette_Comprehensive Five Year Park Master Plan

The Lafayette Comprehensive Five Year Park Master Plan provides guidance and policy direction for the City of Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department’s role in the community. The master plan shapes the delivery of department-provided parks and recreation services in a manner that is consistent with community goals and standards.

 

West Lafayette_Safe Routes to School Plan

The West Lafayette Safe Routes to School Plan lays the foundation for the West Lafayette Community School Corporation to increase the number of students who are safely walking and/or biking to school.

 

Crash Data

The Bike Walk Greater Lafayette initiative is using local crash data to help understand trends in conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. You can find summaries of the data below.

2013_Tippecanoe County_Crash Report

2014_Tippecanoe County_Crash Report

2015_Tippecanoe County_Crash Report

Bike/Walk News

Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture

Mar 14, 2017

Two years after a crash galvanized the cycling community, things are coming together on safety, traffic planning Two springs ago, in June 2015, scores of cyclists took over Harrison Bridge for about 10 hours one Saturday, riding a loop that spread from Sixth Street on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River to Salisbury Street […]

Community

Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

Source: Wikipedia