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…
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…
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.”
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…
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.”
By BAP Admin
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.
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…