City Transportation Sustainability Projects and Programs
Electric Vehicles in the Municipal Fleet
The City of Lafayette is currently participating in Xcel Energy’s Fleet Electrification Advisory Program. The Program will provide the City with telematics data on the municipal fleet to guide future purchases of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
The City had three 240 volt dual-port electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, at the Library, Bob Burger Recreation Center, and City Hall, respectively.
Bike racks exist at all public facilities and schools to encourage alternative means of transportation. Additionally, the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee contributed funds for the purchase of two bike racks to be located at Waneka Lake for residents that ride to the park for community events, picnics, and other activities.
Street Design Standards
The City of Lafayette has street design standards that include bike lanes as part of the entire street design.
The City of Lafayette collaborates with RTD to ensure adequate and timely operation of bus schedules and routes within the City. The City encourages eco-pass participation by employers. Learn about the US 36 Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit service launching in 2016.
Bike to Work Day
The City of Lafayette sponsors and supports a breakfast station to assist riders in the statewide Bike to Work Day. In addition to breakfast items, the station also includes a bike maintenance tent for those in need. Bike to Work Day is a federally funded event, with an impact of taking 25,000 or more vehicles off the road that day and allows local community members to exercise and help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
Safe Routes to Schools
The City of Lafayette advocates the ’Safe Routes to School’ Program that is a statewide effort to increase the frequency of kids biking and walking to school safely in order to improve health, air quality and decrease traffic congestion. The City of Lafayette has worked in partnership with the Boulder Valley School District by providing local maps to BVSD and assisted with obtaining a $159,000 grant for the installation of solar school zone lights and solar pedestrian crosswalks at Lafayette, Ryan and Sanchez Elementary.