The Ada County Highway District is excited to announce that the Leadville Bikeway design was awarded a Grow Smart Award from Idaho Smart Growth.
The Grow Smart Award is given to agencies for a plan or project that meets smart growth principles to recognize excellent planning and development efforts. The Leadville Bikeway design provides citizens with more transportation options, encourages community collaboration and focuses on improving safety for all users.
"The Leadville Bikeway provides a safe corridor running parallel to Broadway Avenue, a state highway with heavy vehicle traffic volumes," said David Wallace, ACHD Deputy Director of Plans and Projects. "The Bikeway strengthens and directs development toward existing communities, and sustainably uses existing infrastructure. Several crossing improvements facilitate the creation of walkable neighborhoods, supporting pedestrians and providing enhanced opportunities to walk to schools in the area."
This design is the first of ACHD's low-stress bicycle routes and demonstrates ACHD's commitment to creating more.
"It feels great to be part of the process of supporting low-stress cycling in the county and to get started on implementing our bike master plan," said David Corcoran, Leadville Bikeway project manager.