Urban Fort Collins

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


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

The parking around the Whole Foods / King Soopers strip mall is in red. Fort Collins, Colorado.
Urban Design

Parking, Parking, and More Parking

By On November 7, 2016

The city of Fort Collins has a whole lotta parking. In fact, it has so much parking, that any time I want to go anywhere, I can assume that there will be… Read More

A pedestrian promenade is planned for Midtown Fort Collins along the Mason corridor.
Urban Design

Midtown – the Land of Opportunity

By On November 1, 2016

There are problems that Fort Collins is facing that Midtown can solve. Lack of affordable housing — there’s room to build that in Midtown. Increasing congestion and traffic on busy arterials — we… Read More

Autumn leaves around Sheldon Lake in Fort Collins, CO.
Stay Safe

Beware the Autumn Gotchas

By On October 24, 2016

The autumn leaves have been absolutely gorgeous this year. But once they make their way from tree to ground, they can become insidious little beasts that at best, add a little adventure… Read More


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

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

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

There is no right turn on red at College and Mountain in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Rules of the Road

No Right Turn on Red — I’m talking to YOU!

By On October 3, 2016

This morning while walking the dogs, I watched two people in a row make right hand turns from E. Mountain onto N. College. They had a red light, and there’s a “No… Read More

Grate at the post office
Stay Safe

Danger, Will Robinson!

By On September 30, 2016

In the mid-to-late 1960s there was a show called Lost in Space that always ended with a cliffhanger. More often than not, that cliffhanger was emphasized by a protective robot shouting out… Read More

Houses in Fort Collins and their Walk Scores.
Urban Design

Connecting Housing Price to Walk Score in Fort Collins

By On September 26, 2016

I’ve been reading Jeff Speck’s book, Walkable City, and one thing that he talks about is the relationship between housing prices and how walkable the neighborhoods are that those houses are in.… Read More