Urban Fort Collins
Taking a look at what a subsidy is on Urban Fort Collins.

What is a subsidy?

By On July 29, 2017

In talking about affordable housing, transportation, development and other issues related to urban growth, the term “subsidy” often pops up. It’s generally used pejoratively and seems to refer to such a large variety… Read More

Urban Fort Collins, a website covering the growth and change in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Fort Collins Is Changing… Becoming More Urban

By On July 18, 2017

Almost every time I walk my dogs, or ride my bike, or drive my car around the city of Fort Collins, I see something new. I’m not saying that I see something… Read More

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Guest post

The Technology That Goes Into Electric Bikes

By On June 15, 2017

Congestion on northern Colorado roads is an increasing problem, consuming both our time and patience. The bus works well for some, but with several routes running only once or twice an hour, and… Read More

Historic downtown Fort Collins is one of the most pedestrian and bicyclist friendly parts of town.
Bicycle History

Preserving Bikeability and Walkability by Preserving Historic Buildings

By On May 29, 2017

By redesigning our world for cars, we have damaged the walkability and bikeability of our communities. Before the introduction of the automobile, cities and towns were naturally built on a human scale.… Read More

Bicycle polo at City Park in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Urban Planning

Proximity to Parks in Fort Collins

By On May 6, 2017

The City of Fort Collins adopted a strategic plan in 2015 that seeks to preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents as the city grows and fills in. Nature in the… Read More


Resource File – A Collection of Articles on Transportation Issues

By On April 26, 2017

As I come across articles that I think address an issue particularly well, I’ll add them to this resource file. I’m going to try to organize these topically, although I suspect many… Read More

New sidewalk on the southwest corner of Loomis and Myrtle.

Infrastructure Infill

By On April 10, 2017

“Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements.” – Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia For pedestrians and bicyclists, many improvements come slowly and in small ways. And this can be… Read More

Nearly empty parking lot in the Brady Art's District on a Sunday in March.

Visit to Tulsa: View From the Sidewalk

By On April 3, 2017

With twin daughters that are seniors in high school this year, we’ve spent a lot of time visiting colleges. Our most recent trip took us to the University of Tulsa, which has… Read More

At the intersection of Cherry and Mason in Fort Collins, Colorado.

A New Treatment at Cherry and Mason

By On March 23, 2017

The pedestrian crossing at Cherry and Mason is difficult and scary. The coincidence of distracted motorists who don’t notice the crosswalk signs, families with kids heading to the museum, tourists who are unfamiliar with the area, a… Read More

Stay Safe

The world is full of screw-ups, but only some are truly dangerous

By On March 4, 2017

In the past few weeks, I’ve witnessed an alarming number of people flagrantly ignoring the rules of the road. I watched a person in a sedan run a red light at Horsetooth… Read More