Colorado Safety Stop
In April 2022, Governor Polis signed the Colorado Safety Stop into law. The Safety Stop gives people on bikes and other “low speed conveyances” the legal option to ride slowly through stop signs without stopping first, as long as they are yielding right of way to pedestrians and other road users who have the right-of-way. Bicyclists and users of low-speed conveyances may also proceed at red lights after coming to a complete stop, if there is no oncoming traffic. Bicyclists and low-speed conveyance users can approach intersections at a reasonable speed and choose to apply the Safety Stop or continue to perform a traditional stop at both stop signs and red lights. Only bicyclists ages 15 and over may perform the Safety Stop. Younger riders may do so when they are with a parent or legal guardian.
To learn more about the Colorado Safety Stop, visit CDOT's Safety Stop Pamphlet.
Sharing the Road
Colored Bike Lane
2-Stage Bike Box
Sharing the Path
Cranks and Chain
Take It Out For a Ride
Winter Bike Care
Benefits of Commuting by Bike
|Type of Benefit||Benefits||5 Miles||10 Miles|
|Environmental||Carbon emissions saved||4.85 pounds||9.70 pounds|
|Cost for one new parking space||$2,200.00||$2,200.00|
|Fuel saved in a year||53.8 gallons||107.6 gallons|
|Health||Average gym membership savings (annual)||$828.00||$828.00|
|Commuter miles biked in a year||1,345 miles||2,690 miles|
|Economic||Average $4.00 parking savings (annual)||$1,076.00||$1,076.00|
|Average $18.00 parking savings (annual)||$4,842.00||$4,842.00|
|Average car insurance savings (annual)||$819.00||$819.00|
|Average car maintenance savings (annual)||$662.00||$662.00|
|Average gas savings (annual)||$134.50||$269.00|
|Average public transit savings (annual)||$941.50||$941.50|
Bike Parking Corrals
In an effort to improve pedestrian access in the Central Business District and in response to demand from local businesses along Main Avenue, the City of Durango deploys on-street bike parking corrals in the summer months. This program is coordinated with the bump-out program and locations are based on business requests and bump-outs.
Business Bike Parking
Businesses and organizations interested in providing bike parking for their employees or customers, should reference the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals' Essentials of Bike Parking for appropriate bicycle racks and best practices. Additionally, the Rotary Club of Durango Daybreak has a program to help businesses and organizations navigate bicycle parking and offer installations services. To learn more about Durango Daybreak's program, email RotaryRacks@bike-durango.org.