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New sidewalk on the southwest corner of Loomis and Myrtle.
Infrastructure

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.
Infrastructure

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.
Infrastructure

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

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

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

New shared road (also called "naked streets") design as found on NACTO's Flickr page.
Infrastructure

Shared Spaces and Naked Streets

By On January 25, 2017

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Pullman, Washington, to check out the WSU campus with one of my daughters. A trip like that is an opportunity to compare our… Read More

Redesign of a small strip mall in downtown Fort Collins to make it more pedestrian friendly.
Infrastructure

How to make a strip mall more pedestrian friendly

By On January 19, 2017

Olive Street, between College and Mason, used to be a residential block. The Armstrong hotel first opened in 1923, but there were still mansions between downtown and the hotel along College Avenue… Read More

The Fort Collins Downtown  Plan includes a section on Transportation and Parking.
Infrastructure

Readers Digest Version of the Downtown Plan and Old Town Neighborhoods Plan: Transportation Edition

By On December 7, 2016

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ―… Read More

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Infrastructure

Black Friday – The Parkingest Day of the Year

By On November 28, 2016

Black Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, which means it’s also the day when parking lots are put to the test. In fact, during the latter half of the 20th Century,… Read More

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Infrastructure

Intersection Improvements at Cherry and Mason

By On November 20, 2016

The intersection of N. Mason and Cherry has been a death trap for pedestrians and bicyclists alike. Motorists, in a hurry to make the light at College, often jet through that intersection with… Read More

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Providing a Good Bike Rack Can Be a Boon for Your Business

By On October 17, 2016

Small businesses need any advantage they can get in this world of big box stores, online shopping, and chain restaurants. One often undervalued asset for local retailers and service providers is a… Read More