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Durango is a community that encourages alternatives to using a single occupancy vehicle. Whether you walk, bike, ride our popular Durango T bus and trolley system, or carpool, our Multimodal Division has resources for you. To the left, you’ll find a wealth of information about getting around Durango by modes other than a single occupancy vehicle. 

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Float to Work Day

Float to Work Day is Friday, August 25 from 7-9 AM at the 29th Street designated put-in at Memorial Park and at the 9th Street take-out at Schneider Park. Float to Work Day encourages commuting on the Animas River for all river users -- kayakers, rafters, paddle boarders and other allowable floating crafts. To celebrate commuting to work on the water, there will be informational tables at Memorial Park and a breakfast station setup with FREE breakfast goodies, coffee and tea at Schneider Park, sponsored by 4 Corners River Sports, Durango Coffee Company, and 81301 Coffee House and Roasters. First come, first serve! Please bring your own coffee mug or container to reduce waste.

For the safety of river commuters, please enter the river at the East 3rd Avenue and 29th Street designated put-in at Memorial Park and exit the river at the 9th Street take-out at Schneider Park. The City will be closely monitoring river conditions to ensure Friday, August 25 will be safe for floating to work (preferably the river will be at less than 500 CFS on the event day). 

Please view the Animas River Floating Information Brochure
here.  

The City highly encourages the use of personal floatation devices (PFDs) and helmets on the Animas River. If you do not have a PFD or helmet, please consider a rental from one of our many local river sports companies.

Four Corners River Sports is offering participants free PFD and helmet rentals, ½ off the price of inflatable kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, and 30% off the cost of an inner tube for purchase. Please call ahead to make a reservation for August 25, at (970) 259-3893.

If you wish to participate, but do not have your own watercraft, hop on a guided raft provided by Mild to Wild! Mild to Wild Rafting is providing a free trip for the first 8 people who show up for a 7:30 AM launch, along with free seats for any media personnel. Additionally, they are offering $8 per person boats available for those who pre-register online at getarounddurango.com. Participants can choose a 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00 AM launch. Helmet and PFD is included in the $8 trip price. Any media looking for a trip should contact  to make arrangements. 

To sign up for Mild to Wild trips, please click the following times:

7:30 am trip
8:00 am trip
8:30 am trip
9:00 am trip

In the spirit of clean commuting, please leave your car at home if possible. Durango Transit is offering free ride tokens for all Float to Work Day participants. A free bus will be available at the Schneider Park take-out to shuttle participants back to Memorial Park. River users can ride Durango Transit with a deflated watercraft. Kayaks, paddleboards and paddles are not allowed on Durango Transit. If possible, walk, bike, bus or carpool to get to Memorial Park. Please arrange and consider your own transportation to and from the event locations.

Please be mindful of the Animas River during Float to Work Day! Put-in and take-out only at designated spots, dispose of trash and recycling before you float, and please do not litter. Local experts and environmental groups will be on hand to provide information about the community’s role in protecting water quality.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hill at (970) 375-4955 or .


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Calling All Volunteers! National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project to Take Place September 11 to 17!

Every other year the City of Durango performs bicycle and pedestrian counts as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. This year, the counts will be undertaken with volunteers September 11 to 17.

Durango Bicycle & Pedestrian Count Location Signups
This City is seeking a total of 99 2-hour volunteers spots at 11 in-town locations. Sign up for one of the 2-hour shifts and receive an appreciation gift!

  • College Dr and E 8th Ave
  • Camino del Rio and 9th St
  • E 8th Ave and E 3rd St
  • HAWK Signal at Camino del Rio and W 12th St
  • W 3rd Ave and W Park Ave
  • E 2nd Ave and 15th St
  • E 3rd Ave and Florida Rd
  • Main Ave at Junction Creek Bridge (south of Durango High School)
  • Main Ave and 32nd St
  • CR 250 and Florida Rd
  • US Highway 160 East and Three Springs Blvd

  • For more information, please contact Jennifer Hill at (970) 375-4955 or .

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    August Commuter of the Month

    Mollie Hanson likes to ride the Opportunity Bus to play games at the Durango Public Library.

    "I like getting around town on the bus and hanging out with Vinny (Vincent LaDue, pictured with Mollie). The bus gets us out of the summer heat and is nice with air conditioning. I moved here 4 months ago and I feel at home on the Opportunity Bus."

    Mollie Hanson and Vincent LaDue.jpg

    If you or someone you know would make a great Commuter of the Month, please email your nomination to .

    Click here for August's Momentum e-newsletter.

    August Momentum 2017

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    Contact Info
    Multi Modal Transportation

    Amber Blake
    Director of Transportation and Sustainability
    Transit Center
    250 W. 8th St.
    Durango, CO 81301
    Ph: (970) 375-4949

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