Bicycle Master Plan
By BAP Admin
The 2014 Bicycle Master Plan envisions a low-stress network of bicycle routes suitable for families, youth, commuters and recreational cyclists alike. While much of this low-stress network exists today, certain sections of the network remain high-stress and uninviting for people wanting to travel by bike.
Increasingly I hear from people who say they love riding their bikes on our trails, but are afraid to ride on the streets. Research has shown that this sentiment is common among the general population; a seminal study in Portland, Oregon found that nearly 60 percent of the population is interested in bicycling, but concerned for their safety (commonly referred to as the “Interested but Concerned” population).
The city is developing a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan to shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins. The plan envisions Fort Collins as a world-class city for biking; a city where people of all ages and abilities have access to a comfortable, safe and connected network of bicycle facilities; a city where bicycling is an integral part of daily life and the local cultural experience.