Pedal Fort Collins
Pedal Fort Collins is 1 year old! (Photo from the comments section on the Strider Bikes website.)
Bicycle Culture

Pedal Fort Collins Is One Year Old Today!

By On May 23, 2016

It was exactly one year ago today that Pedal Fort Collins got its start. Originally envisioned as a local transportation resource as well as an advocacy tool, so far Pedal has been… Read More

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Bicycle Culture

External costs contribute to the expense of using City roads

By On May 16, 2016

Although bicycling is a much lauded part of Fort Collins culture, there’s still an undercurrent of disagreement over who “owns” the roads. Some motorists are of the opinion that the street is… Read More

Linden Street, early 1900s, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Bicycle History

Road use in early Fort Collins

By On May 13, 2016

Every generation grows up thinking that, for the most part, things behave today much like they always have. So when it comes to transportation issues, we can’t imagine life without a car… Read More

The intersection Prospect and Timberline in Fort Collins will see some improvements in 2016.
Infrastructure

Timberline Rd. & Prospect Rd. Improvements

By On May 9, 2016

Road work season is upon us, and one of the projects that will be tackled this summer in Fort Collins is improvements to the Timberline/Prospect intersection. There will also be some needed updates… Read More

One average sized car does over 17,000 times as much damage to the road as one large man riding a heavy steel bicycle.
Bicycle Culture

Which road users make the greatest demands on our tax dollars?

By On May 6, 2016

As I pointed out earlier this week, everyone that shops in Fort Collins pays to maintain our local roads (though it’s possible that bicyclists and transit users might pay a little more… Read More

Who pays for roads in Fort Collins, Colorado?
Bicycle Culture

Street Maintenance – Who pays?

By On May 2, 2016

One of the most common arguments I hear between cyclists and non-cyclists revolves around the idea of who pays for the roads. I’ve heard motorists claim that licensing fees and gas taxes… Read More

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Transportation History

Newspaper lists automobile infractions for the week – November 1963

By On April 22, 2016

Once upon a time in Fort Collins, traffic incidents were listed in the paper. … and it named names! The following infractions were listed in the November 20, 1963 Fort Collins Coloradoan.… Read More

Ride Around Town (RAT)
Infrastructure

Ride Around Town (RAT) – a local bike advocacy activity

By On April 18, 2016

  On May 15, 2014, a group of local bicyclists got together for the first time as part of a newly formed Bike Fort Collins advocacy committee. As we sat around the… Read More

Overview of work to be done on Highway 287 just north of Fort Collins, Colorado, at the Laporte Bypass.
Infrastructure

New Roundabout Coming to North Fort Collins (Laporte Bypass)

By On April 15, 2016

A project to widen highway 287 to two lanes in each direction between Broomfield to Laporte is finally nearing completion after getting its start back in the 1990s. The last leg of the project… Read More

Highway 287 - cross section view of the number and width of lanes.  Between Fort Collins and Laporte.
Infrastructure

Two year CDOT project to widen Highway 287

By On April 11, 2016

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) embarked on a project in the 1990s to widen Highway 287 between Broomfield and Laporte to two lanes in each direction. In just the past couple… Read More