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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

Blocks in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, as illustrated by Meg Dunn.

Take a Walk Around a Fort Collins Block

By On February 14, 2017

In the book, Walkable City, Jeff Speck states that “the cities with the smallest blocks are the ones best known for walkability, while those with the largest blocks are known as places without… Read More

Food truck in Texas - 2011.
Ideas from elsewhere

Instigating Change Incrementally

By On February 4, 2017

For the past few years I’ve been attending a conference in February called Saving Places. While historic preservation is the main focus of the event, a wide variety of urban development topics tend… Read More