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Zagster Bike Share station on the Colorado State University campus - October 2016.
Infrastructure

FC Bike Share Has Expanded, But Zagster Has Some Work to Do

By On October 11, 2016

Fort Collins opened its first bike share program in 2008. It was called the “Bike Library” and it provided bike rentals at low cost. Bikes were located in one central area, though… Read More

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

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

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

Canberra Transport Photo - Australia
Bicycle Culture

External costs contribute to the expense of using City roads

By On May 16, 2016

Although bicycling is a much lauded part of Fort Collins culture, there’s still an undercurrent of disagreement over who “owns” the roads. Some motorists are of the opinion that the street is… Read More

The intersection Prospect and Timberline in Fort Collins will see some improvements in 2016.
Infrastructure

Timberline Rd. & Prospect Rd. Improvements

By On May 9, 2016

Road work season is upon us, and one of the projects that will be tackled this summer in Fort Collins is improvements to the Timberline/Prospect intersection. There will also be some needed updates… Read More

One average sized car does over 17,000 times as much damage to the road as one large man riding a heavy steel bicycle.
Bicycle Culture

Which road users make the greatest demands on our tax dollars?

By On May 6, 2016

As I pointed out earlier this week, everyone that shops in Fort Collins pays to maintain our local roads (though it’s possible that bicyclists and transit users might pay a little more… Read More

Who pays for roads in Fort Collins, Colorado?
Bicycle Culture

Street Maintenance – Who pays?

By On May 2, 2016

One of the most common arguments I hear between cyclists and non-cyclists revolves around the idea of who pays for the roads. I’ve heard motorists claim that licensing fees and gas taxes… Read More

Ride Around Town (RAT)
Infrastructure

Ride Around Town (RAT) – a local bike advocacy activity

By On April 18, 2016

  On May 15, 2014, a group of local bicyclists got together for the first time as part of a newly formed Bike Fort Collins advocacy committee. As we sat around the… Read More