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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Does riding a bike in winter sound daunting?
Rest assured you are not alone if you answered yes to that question. Here are some ideas to overcome common barriers to bicycling year-round: Read more…
In the hospital the doctors told her it was the worst case of gallstones they had seen in 10 years. The doctors said they needed to do surgery, but they didn’t know if she would survive. The lifestyle Kyle Eustice was leading was literally killing her.