JUNE 2018

Starting Thursday, June 21 at 3 PM, all open space trails in the City of Durango will reopen for use, with the exception of Lake Nighthorse and the surrounding shoreline, which will reopen at 7 AM Friday, June 22. 

Fire and smoking restrictions on city owned properties remain in effect. The closure and restriction orders issued on June 13, 2018 were difficult, but necessary decisions to make. With progress being made on the 416 fire, local emergency resources are more readily available to respond to local calls. Please remember that the entire southwest Colorado region is in an exceptional drought, with high fire danger. Exercise caution with enjoying outdoor activities. 

Reopening areas include:
  • Overend Mountain Park
  • Chapman Hill and the College Mesa
  • City Open Space accessing Animas City Mountain
  • Dalla Mountain Park
  • Gardella
  • Horse Gulch
  • Mercy Open Space in Three Springs
  • Off Leash Area
  • Oxbow Preserve
  • Twin Buttes
  • Natural Surface Trails in City Open Space


The City is hosting the 9th annual Clean Commute Week Saturday, June 23- Thursday, June 28. 

Join us to celebrate walking, rolling, biking, riding the bus and carpooling around Durango!

The City of Durango continues to closely monitor smoke and air quality, as our community's health and safety is of utmost importance. Follow our Facebook and Twitter posts for updates. Happy Clean Commuting!

BUSINESS COMMUTER CHALLENGE * ALL WEEK * June 20-June 27 *  It's not too late to sign up your group to compete! Challenge your coworkers to clean commute all week. Email GetAroundDurango@DurangoGov.org .

FARMERS MARKET  * Sat, June 23 * 8AM-noon * First National Bank Parking Lot * Free micro bike tune-ups, free bike registration, Way to Go! Club info and more!

PAUL WILBERT MEMORIAL PASSEGGIATA  * Mon, June 25 * 4:30PM * Buckley Park * Join us for a quick group ride along Main Ave. Finish at Carver's for the Community Forum.

ENGAGE WITH YOUR CITY! COMMUNITY FORUM * Mon, June 25 * 5-7PM * Carver Brewing Co. * Engage with your City! Participate in the process to help guide the future of Durango.

PEDAL VS. METAL CHALLENGE * Tues, June 26 * Noon * Transit Center * Participate on bikes, motorcycles, cars and foot to run errands around town. Who will be the fastest?

BIKE TO WORK DAY * Wed, June 27 * 7-9AM * Animas Chocolate Co. & Mercy * Stop by one of our two stations to pick up your free t-shirt, bike safety check, snacks, coffee and more!

LOVE YOUR COMMUTE CELEBRATION * Thurs, June 28 * 5-7PM * Ska Brewing Co. * The Love Your Commute Celebration is the culmination of Clean Commute Week festivities. Come to the awards ceremony to find out the winners of the Business Commuter Challenge and the Commuter of the Year! 

For more information, visit GetAroundDurango.com or contact  Jennifer Hill  at (970) 375-4955.
On Free Transit Days, ride Durango Transit for FREE all day long thanks to our sponsors!


Monday, June 25

Tuesday, June 26

Wednesday, June 27

Thursday, June 28

Friday, June 29
TBD. Interested in a Clean Commute Week Free Transit Day sponsorship? Please call (970) 375-4945.

June's Share the Road Tip:
Make Eye Contact!

Pedestrians, to ensure that drivers see and stop for you, establish eye contact  before you start to cross. This helps the driver realize your intention to cross, and act accordingly.

Often drivers may feel disconnected from pedestrian traffic because their cars make them feel more powerful and able to ignore smaller objects. This subconscious effect endangers pedestrians, so use eye contact to remind drivers that you are present and require their cooperation.

Did you know? Distraction on the part of all road users (motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians) can be an underlying cause or influencing factor in  almost all of the most common crash types. The simple solution is to always stay focused and alert to traffic and the roadway.

Eye contact may help in a variety of situations, but don't make it your sole tool for defensive walking. When in doubt, choose to wait or yield.

Read more tips on how to safely share the road. 
If you have a road story you'd like to share, please email jennifer.hill@durangogov.org .
Commuter of the Month

Claire Attkisson e -bikes to work downtown every day. Claire says "E-biking lets me pause on my commute to work. I can actually slow down my thoughts.  E-biking gives the comfort of using boost up hills when needed or the ability to coast like a regular bike. It makes me happy, it makes me smile!"

If you or someone you know would make a great Commuter of the Month, please email your nomination to multimodal@durangogov.org.
Your guide to Colorado Bike Month 2018 around the state, courtesy of Bicycle Colorado. And be sure to join Durango's Clean Commute Week June 20-28! Read more.

Snowmass Town Council approves of class 1 e-bikes on paved paths, trails. The Snowmass Town Council supported allowing class 1 e-bikes on June 4. Read more

Locals in Grand Junction weigh in on bike lanes. Many people are concerned about whether or not there's enough safe bike lanes in town. Read more