Bicycle Friendly Community
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.
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.
A trip to the Fort Collins Bike Library should be an essential part of anyone’s Fort Collins bucket list.
This downtown icon provides loaner bikes to anyone who wants one for a few hours or a few days. Whether you’re a longtime local, a newcomer, or a visitor, the bike library offers “free wheels” as an easy and fun way to get around town.
On May 6, school children around the country will use pedal power to roll into school in celebration of National Bike to School Day.
This special day is a partner to the International Walk to School day, which is a time to take stock of the many benefits associated with traveling by means other than driving. Read more…
Fort Collins’ reputation as a bike-friendly city has been elevated over the years in part due to a growing national enthusiasm toward bicycling and fitness, as well as a keen eye and a lot of heavy lifting on behalf of our local bike advocates and city staff. This is great on many fronts.