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Survey shows on-quarter of kids bike or walk to school

On 29, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Safety, Walking | By BAP Admin

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…

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Be extra careful while riding during construction season

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.

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Come play in the street!

On 19, May 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Safety, Walking | By BAP Admin

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…

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Fort Collins leads state in Bike to School Day schools

On 22, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

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…

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It’s bicyclists’ responsibility to protect pedestrians

On 21, Oct 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

Third-hand information is never considered evidence in courts of law. Such stories are considered hearsay, or unsubstantiated rumors. The following story is just that, but it’s a good story because it illustrates two rules every bicyclist needs to follow: Always yield the right of way to more vulnerable users of the road and “ride cool.”

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Sep
2014

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Walking

By BAP Admin

International Walk to School Day

On 23, Sep 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News, Walking | By BAP Admin

 

Last year, more than 40 countries participated in International Walk to School Day. In Colorado, 145 schools signed up on the national website for the event, www.walkbiketoschool.org, including two Fort Collins schools. Read more…

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Aug
2014

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Walking

By BAP Admin

Kids who walk and bike to school perform, behave better

On 26, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News, Walking | By BAP Admin

Research shows that kids who get to school under their own power learn better than their peers who catch a ride. Results from the “Mass Experiment 2012,” a study of 20,000 Danish children ages 5-19, show, “Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning.”

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Come play in the street!

On 01, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Walking | By BAP Admin

A movement is afoot (pun intended) to reclaim roadways as public spaces. The movement is called “Open Streets” or “Cyclovias.”

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No Badge of Courage Needed

By Kim Sharpe

Are you part of the 60 percent? That’s the portion of people in our community who are” interested, but concerned” when it comes to riding a bicycle—those who may feel riding a bike requires a badge of courage. If this resonates with you, I hope to change that perception.

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Nov
2012

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Safety

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Helmets – Are They Really Necessary?

On 13, Nov 2012 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Safety | By admin

By BPEC Member Janet Werst

Recent articles in the New York Times and the Fort Collins Coloradoan, including my response, discuss the idea that if we, as a nation, want to increase bicycle ridership, there are a number of cities giving up on encouraging riders to wear helmets.  As a resident in one of the most bike-friendly towns and the Injury Prevention Coordinator for the University of Colorado Health – Northern Region, I believe ridership and safety are a win-win for everyone.  We don’t have to give up one for the other. Read more…

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