What is this initiative

Bike Walk Greater Lafayette is working to develop and implement a Safety Education and Awareness Program that will promote safety as a benefit to all road users—people who bike, people who walk, and people who drive or take transit. The development of this plan will include these major tasks:

  • 3-Year Action Plan
  • Acquire, customize, develop, and distribute various form of safety education materials
  • Develop and distribute bicycle and pedestrian route maps
  • Develop, support, and sponsor training programs and classes

Our Safety Education and Awareness Program will not only enhance existing successful programs and policies (such as the Police Department’s bike rodeos, Walk to School Day, and Bike to Work Day), it will identify and promote the development of new programs that will educate and encourage the public in active transportation.

This multi-year project will organize its activity within the following framework:

Communications: branding, messaging, identifying and reaching audiences, distribution methods, partner engagement

Training: education of target audiences, train-the-trainer model, build local capacity

Promotion: fun, encouragement activities, includes route map, create safety culture

Enforcement: law enforcement participation, education and training, cultivate local ambassadors

Policy, Systems, and Environment: facilities and infrastructure, local ordinance, etc.

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.

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