Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups. While just 4% of reported traffic crashes in Fort Collins involve a person on a bike, nearly one quarter (24%) of all crashes that result in serious injury or death involve a person on a bike.
Wednesday’s forecast looks promising: high in the mid-50s, low at right around freezing. Not too shabby for the second Wednesday of December (knock on wood). Take that with a grain of salt, of course. This is Colorado after all, and I’m no weatherman.
The first day of winter isn’t officially until Dec. 22. But if you’re like me, visions of winter are easily conjured.
I envision horizontal blizzards, bone-chilling cold and weather bleak enough to send me packing south. Pueblo maybe?
We like to think of every week as bike safety week, but during this week Fort Collins Police Services and FC Bikes will be out in the field promoting bicycle safety at key locations.
As a motorist, have you ever wondered why those scofflaw bicyclists brazenly ride in the middle of the road as if they own the lane? As a bicyclist, have you wondered why those arrogant motorists boldly cross the double yellow line to get around bicyclists?
Now that school is back in session, it’s a good time to look at trends in how students are getting to and from school and the part each of us plays in keeping them safe. Read more…
As my kids and I pulled into our driveway with our “bike train” the other day we struck up a conversation with someone passing by. We talked about bicycling and also met for the first time as neighbors. They were new to the neighborhood and it turns out we have a lot in common. We talked about having a BBQ together.
As we wrap up Bike Month in Colorado and bring on another summer of bicycling fun in Fort Collins, it’s a great time to acknowledge the successes we’ve had locally with encouraging more and more cyclists to bike to work.
Yet even as bicycling is becoming an increasingly mainstream form of commuting transportation, bicycle commuters of all abilities appreciate (and sometime need) occasional encouragement.
By BAP Admin
There are two seasons in Colorado: winter and construction.
Warmer temperatures mean construction is ramped up, helping crews take advantage of the favorable weather and longer days to make improvements to our beautiful city.
The benefits of bicycling are no secret. It’s good for your mind, body, wallet and the environment.
According to the League of American Bicyclists, bike commuters report lower stress and greater feelings of freedom, relaxation and excitement than car commuters. The organization also reports the average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car. Read more…