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Front Range Village: Red shows parking, blue shows buildings, orange shows access to parking, purple shows loading access, yellow shows pedestrian access.
Bicycle Culture

Fort Collins’ Parking Problem – with added color coding

By On July 23, 2016

Fort Collins has a parking problem. Parking minimums required by the City mean that we’re paving over substantial amounts of land in order to provide space for vehicles when they’re not in… Read More

The Sams Club, Kohl's, and Clay's Ace Hardware parking lot via Google Earth.
Bicycle Culture

Fort Collins’ Parking Problem

By On July 18, 2016

Fort Collins has a parking problem and it’s evident every time you get in a car and hit the road. Although neighborhood streets aren’t so bad, once you hit an arterial, the congestion is… Read More

Bicyclist on Mason Street in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Infrastructure

Tomorrow’s Mason Street

By On July 16, 2016

Changes and improvements to Mason Street through downtown Fort Collins have been, and probably will continue to be, incremental. Additional bike lanes, added just last weekend, are the latest step in the… Read More

Mason street in Fort Collins has been restriped - now with even more bike lanes. July 2016.
Infrastructure

Mason Street Update: Estimated vs. Painted Lane Widths

By On July 11, 2016

Mason street has finally received the added bike lanes that have been promised to us for close to a year now. I just rode between Laurel and Laporte to check it out.… Read More

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Multimodal Culture

Multimodal Culture vs. the Stigma of Not Using a Car

By On July 9, 2016

In talking with friends over the past week, two made comments that stuck in my craw and have been fermenting there ever since. One comment had to do with getting older and being… Read More

USA Flag Bike Guy, from YouTuber Weshigh.
Bicycle Culture

Independence Day

By On July 4, 2016

For many teens, “Independence Day” means the day they get their drivers license and can drive anywhere they want without mom or dad tagging along. A drivers license is seen as the key… Read More

Pedestrians crossing Mason Street.
Pedestrian Safety

Marked Crosswalks and Moving Traffic

By On July 2, 2016

On June 27th, I wrote about my personal “Pedestrian Awareness” campaign where I focused on cars that stop at a light or stop sign by pulling right into the crosswalk. It’s rude… Read More

Cars in the pedestrian crossing zone on Mountain at College on 27 June 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Pedestrian Safety

Double Tap: My Own Personal Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

By On June 27, 2016

I walk my dogs every morning. Generally I walk a couple miles, which means I end up crossing a fair number of intersections. And as I walk, I see folks driving to work.… Read More

The West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor was very well attended on June 16, 2016.
Infrastructure

A West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor Open House Update

By On June 17, 2016

The City held a W. Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor open house last night that was very well attended. In addition to residents of all ages and interests, the Coloradoan, the City Council, the… Read More

Two way cycle track in the center of a street in Washington DC.
Ideas from elsewhere

Bicycling in Washington DC

By On June 13, 2016

This summer my family took an “Our Nation’s History” tour of Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. (We’ll have to go back another time to hit New York City and Boston.) While we traveled about from… Read More