Urban Fort Collins
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

Parents picking up or dropping off kids for school, an event, or a summer program often use the bike lane as a loading zone.
Bike lane? or not?

Avoid the Door Zone

By On September 18, 2016

You’re pedaling down the street and notice that someone has parked in the bike lane ahead of you. What do you do? Signal that you’re going to get left, when it’s clear… Read More


I Would Bike To Work, But the Main Roads Are Too Busy.

By On September 13, 2016

Between talking to people around town and seeing bicyclists on streets like N. Shields and Mulberry, I’m convinced that one of the biggest barriers to safe bicycling in Fort Collins is in our… Read More

The Bucking Horse neighborhood in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Urban Design

The Density of Single Family Neighborhoods in Fort Collins

By On September 10, 2016

In the book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, Jeff Speck describes the built environment as falling into two categories: “walkable urbanism” which is walkable, bikeable,… Read More