Alternative Transportation


Lyons has a significant percentage of the population working in the larger hubs of Boulder and Denver. Additionally, there is a high volume of vehicles that drive through Lyons to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park. On a busy summer day in Lyons the impact of vehicles is notable. This is one of the many reasons looking into alternative transportation solutions is important.

As part of our commitment to sustainability the Town of Lyons offers various services to help residents reduce the need for driving.

EcoPass Program


With generous support from Boulder County the Town of Lyons has offered ALL residents FREE, UNLIMITED use of RTD bus and light rail services. This includes the “Y” service to Boulder but also the busses around Boulder and Longmont, busses and trains around Denver, busses to Denver, busses to the airport, new FLEX busses to Fort Collins… …all of RTD transit for FREE!

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Carpooling / Vanpooling


Looking for alternative ways to get around? The Town is looking into to supporting Carpooling, Vanpooling and Carsharing programs that will help provide residents with more flexible transit options. Fill in our survey and let us know what kinds of transit alternatives you would be interested in.

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VIA! Transportation


VIA is bus transportation that goes directly from your pick-up location to your destination, which is available to all residents within Lyons, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other days and hours may be available with enough advance notices. morning, afternoon, or all-day trips to Longmont are available every Wednesday if at least 3 people call to reserve a ride. passengers may request up to 3 different destinations in Longmont. The fare is $1.25-1 way within Lyons and $4-1 way to Longmont. Reduced-fare and no-fare options are available to those in need. The bus is wheelchair accessible. Ride service is offered by VIA, a nonprofit organization.
Contact VIA!
To contact VIA, call 303-447-2848 or email VIA