Urban Fort Collins
Pedal Fort Collins is now Urban Fort Collins

Pedal Fort Collins is now Urban Fort Collins

By On November 11, 2017

Pedal Fort Collins was originally a part of the Scoop Blog Network, later called Experience Fort Collins. With the network shutting down, and with the site already rebranded as Urban Fort Collins… Read More

Fort Collins occupancy ordinance, U + 2
Regulatory Policies

Occupancy Ordinances – a comparison chart

By On September 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered how the Fort Collins occupancy ordinance (commonly known as U + 2) compares to other cities? Well, wonder no longer. The following two tables give brief summaries of… Read More

Walk and Wheel Skills Hub in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Pedestrian Safety

Walk & Wheel Skills Hub – Fun with a Purpose

By On September 8, 2017

Oh, to be a kid again. I used to play all sorts of games of pretend when I was young. When I was in elementary school, we lived in a small town just… Read More

The word transient comes with negative connotations, but many people passing through are quite friendly and neither a menace nor a problem in Fort Collins.

We All Just Want to Belong

By On August 25, 2017

As a nation, as a state, and as a city, we’re faced with issues where people are in direct opposition to one another. It’s easy to develop an “us” vs. “them” mentality about almost… Read More

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