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.
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…
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…
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk, jog, ride a bicycle or even play hopscotch in the center of W. Elizabeth St. without any cars? Then mark your calendar for Sunday, June 7, when the City’s Open Streets event will convert W. Elizabeth St. into a temporary car-free space, inviting you, your family and friends to come be active in the street. Read more…
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…
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.