Education & Outreach
Safe Routes to School Education and Encouragement
The City of Durango provides innovative Safe Routes to School projects and programs. Addressing first and last mile issues with walking and bicycling is a cornerstone of Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects. In addition, encouragement strategies developed through Safe Routes to School funding aim to develop model programs and encourage behavior change research.
In conjunction with National Bike and Walk to School Day in May and International Bike and Walk to School Day in October, the City of Durango hosts Walk-n-Roll-a-thon events to encourage elementary aged students to bike and walk to school. Past events have included bicycle rodeos, bike parades, raffle prizes, rootbeer floats and poster contests. A snapshot infographic of parent survey responses from April 2017:
Clean Commute Week
Clean Commute Week is held in June each year. It is an annual celebration of walking, biking, carpooling and riding the bus around Durango. The week includes many events, such as Bike to Work Day, a Community Forum, the Love Your Commute Celebration, and the Business Commuter Challenge.
Winter Bike to Work Day
Winter Bike to Work Day is held each year in February. It is a fun celebration of winter commuting, complete with coffee and breakfast snacks, free bicycle tunes, lots of free giveaways, and a whole lot of fun!
Bike Walk Bus Day
The City of Durango participates in Fort Lewis College's annual Bike Walk Bus Day, with the purpose of encouraging clean commuting among college-aged students.
Bike Walk Bus Day raises awareness on FLC's campus about the transportation options that are available to students, and offers incentives to students through the Way to Go! Club and raffle prizes.
Bike Walk Bus Day is held in October each year.
Way to Go! Club Member Party
The annual Way to Go! Club Member Party is held in September each year. It is the City of Durango's way of thanking Way to Go! Club members, who have committed to sustainable transportation in our community.
To get in on the fun, join the Way to Go! Club by clicking on the link in the left hand menu.
For more information on annual events, and for opportunities to get involved, call (970) 375-4955.
Custom Travel Training
Are you interested in promoting alternative modes of transportation to your employees? Through our travel training program, we will come to your place of business to evaluate strengths and potential barriers to commuter success and work with you on options for increasing the commuter-friendliness of your workplace.
We will conduct a training with your wellness coordinator(s), management staff, or all employees about the different modes of transportation, routes specific to your location, and tools to successful clean commuting.
Give us a call at (970) 375-4955 to schedule your evaluation and training today. This is a free service offered by the City of Durango's Multimodal Division.
For small groups and individuals
Are you interested in getting out of your lonely car and commuting by bike, foot, carpooling, or public transit? Please call (970) 375-4955 to schedule an in-person training session and we will help you find the best routes from your home to the places you want to go in the Durango community.
We will provide you with tools to be successful and safe in your new travel modes. If you need extra help, we will even hop on the bus or the travel the route with you.
For more information, please call (970) 375-4955 or email Multi Modal Transit.