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Handout, Cycling Hub at Valmont City Park, Addressing City Council Goals. f ~ (~ ~r~~~/l ~Y°~ r Cycling Hub at Valmont City Park: Addressing City Council Goals ~ Environmental Sustainability • Sustainable Transportation • Economic Sustainability • Affordable Housing ~ ~~ ~ www.6ouldervelodrome.ort~ . ~ ~ a~ C clin Hub Phase I: Loo ~ Velodrome ~ g p ~ Bike Paths (3) Community Loop ~ Common Office/Storage ~~ Alt Trans Kiosk w~unuNb' V .P'`p~ BCV ~~ ~-:~ www.bouldervelodrome.org .~ ,~~~ ~~ s~' ~ Velodrome ~ ~ O • C clin Hub: Environmental Y g Sustainabilit I y • Traffic: - Natural to ride a bike to a bicycling facility. - On-site track bikes and helmets (don't need vehicle to carry anything to the track). - Willing to partner in an aggressive TDM plan. - Promoting cycling to the mainstream is good for the long-term in Boulder. • Energy: - No energy required for daylight riding - Nighttime riding with 110-150kW (Stazio Ballfields 1 lOkW) w~u"°~.~ey vN .P'~'~ BCV ~'°'s www.bouldervelodrome. org 4 C clin Hub: Environmental Y g Sustainabilit II Y ~ ~ Pollution and Water: - No solid/liquid/gaseous waste generated due to activities at the facility. - Focused lighting available to minimize stray light outside. _ - No fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide. - Water needed only for drinking. ~-~,.~ z ;, ~ ~' - No salt/goop runoff after sno~~v removal ~~' `- •~ Impact on Wildlife, Park Aesthe~ics: - Oval can be sunk into the ground, painted to reduce visible impacts. - Activity~ is contained in and confined to the oval. _- Bike riding is quiet and nonpolluting. Ganmunlb y~ ,t~ BCV ~ www. bouldervelo drome. org . ~ ~ ~ C clin Hub : Sustainable Trans ortation Y g p • 3 bike paths to the park ~ New LEAP bus stop at park • Alt Trans Kiosk: Jan Ward (DMC) • Bike Safety classes • Support Concrete TDM Plans - Controls on Auto Access • Center for 2-wheeled enthusiasts: - Organization - Information - Motivation - Sustained Enthusiasm in Boulder for Bikes - Cheapest, most Efficient way to Promote Bikes Long Term ~~~~ ~ .~°~ ecv ~ www.bouldervelodrome.org .• ~ ~ ~- Velodrome: Economicall Sustainable y ~ Revenues : Attractive to Donors/Sponsors - Community Friend/Clean Image - Unique in Boulder: like Flatirons, Pearl St. Mall - Ideal Location for Exposure - Exciting Cycling for Spectator and Participant ~..^. - Multiple Activities _ . • Costs: Predictable - Low Fixed Cost - Flexible Variable Costs - Re-sale Value «c°'"'"""'c~' v ,~ BCV ~ www.bouldervelodrome.org . ~ Q ~ Velodrome : Private S onsorshi p p •Trexlertown, (Lehigh, PA) Air Products development program •Free to kids S years of age or older •taught more than 11,500 bicycle enthusiasts the fun of track cycling over 20 yrs. •sessions throughout summer: 3x/week for 3 weeks •Trexlertown (Lehigh, PA) First Union Bank After School Bicycle Racing League •FREE community program for boys and girls ages 10-I ~twice a week, after school, for ninety minutes •rewards individual e. f'forts and teamwork •Houston Alkek: 40 Disadvantaged Kids under 18 •track riding program sponsored by Shell Dil Company ~~~~ ~ .~'°'` scv~ www. b o ul d erve/o dro m e. org ~~~~ ~ o 0 Velodrome : Partici ation p • Strongly depends on the effort of the organization to prom~~~: it • BCV: 35-40 Race Events per summer compares with most~'e-~ivz velodrbmes • 55% programmed time (much in evening); 45% free non-~rogramm ~~. _.__ ~ -~ ~ (most in daylight and weekends) r-~'~ _ ;;~;~ - • BCV: 200-400 rider rnembers (400 signatures), 25-40 kids, + recreatiana~::~ ~~. ` ~:~: cyclists, + other groups '~~ ~ BCV: 45-50 participants/event (based on 200-400 regular users and fol~Q ,~~~~}~ ~ successful velodromes) ;, ,~ ` ~ ~ ` ~~ _~ ~` ~ ~ - Trexlertown, Lehi h PA: ' ~ ~~ g _ ` ~' :~ ~.. ..- ~~ - • 1500 regular riders ~~_ • 1/3 recreational (7000 hrs/yr) '`` - Alkek, Houston Tx • 1900 registrations and 5500 rider - entries to velodrome • 1/2 recreational ~eeunYn~ V .~ BCV N~ www.bouldervelodrome. org