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Bike Safety Summary (PDF)

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In 2014 and 2015, bicycle crashes were down more than 20% since 2012. The first step to make our roads safer is to understand how many and what types of crashes occurin Fort Collins. By carefully reviewing traffic data and crash reports we are able to determine safety trends and identify priorities. Take a look to see how we are improving safety across Fort Collins andunderstand how these trends enable us to focus our safety and prevention efforts.

Volunteers Needed!

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FC Bikes needs your help! We are concluding the year-long evaluation of the Laurel Street Pilot Project, the City's first protected bike lane between Howes and Remington Streets on Laurel Street. 

Volunteers are needed to help distribute survey fliers to pedestrians in the Laurel Street area to recruit participation in an online survey. The survey will measure changes in perceptions of safety and comfort of people who bike, walk, drive, use transit, skateboard, and in general access Laurel Street. 

Shifts from 10:30a-12:30p and 4:30-6:30p on April 18, 20, 23, 26, 28 and 29 are available. Visit Volunteer Spot to sign up. Each completed shift will earn volunteers an entry to win one of 15 $10 Downtown Business Association gift cards!

 

2015 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts Infographic (PDF)

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our 2015 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts! Check out our Infographic for some interesting trends. Stay tuned for more information as we gear up for another round of Counts this fall!

Bike Spring

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It's finally here, the long-awaited arrival of warmer weather! To welcome one of our favorite seasons, visit www.fcgov.com/bikespring to check out our special events, adult bicycling class offerings, and ways to break out your bike after spring cleaning and trade four wheels for two.

Explore your city with our self-paced Scavenger Hunt by Bike or sign up for one of our always-free classes, including Everyday Cycling and our newst class: Bicycle Friendly Driver. 

City of Fort Collins named Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business

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The City of Fort Collins Administrative Campus has been awarded by the League of American Bicyclists as a Platinum Bicycle Frienldy Business, joining 27 other Platinum businesses across the nation, and Fort Collins' own New Belgium Brewing Co. as the only two Platinum designaded Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Colorado. Fort Collins leads the nation with 50 designated Bicycle Friendly Businesses, joining more than 1,100 Bicycle Friendly Businesses across the country.

For more information on other Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Fort Collins and Colorado, or to apply for Bicycle Friendly Business designation, visit The League of American Bicyclists. 

Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter!

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FC Bikes is jumping on the social media train and now has our own Facebook and Twitter page! Please like our page to stay up-to-date on projects, upcoming events, how to get involved in the local bicycle scene, and lastly, industry and partner news. You can find us at FC Bikes Facebook and FC Bikes Twitter.

FREE Education Classes!

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FC Bikes' Bicycle Ambassadors encourage people to ride their bikes safely and confidently. The program offers several different classes in order to train people of all ages and abilities to become ambassadors of safe cycling in Fort Collins:

  • Smart Cycling (formerly Traffic Skills 101)
  • Learn 2 Ride for Adults
  • Bicycle Traffic Citation Course
  • And many others, including seasonal classes and classes for women!

For more information on class offerings or to sign up, please visit our Classes and Presentations page. For current seasonal classes, visit our Bike Winter page.

Trail & Road Closures

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For the latest info, check out detours posted on the City's Trail System Status Page. Sign up to receive notifications regarding trails in your area. For on-street maintenance projects, check out the Street Maintenance Program's page.  Cyclists should always adhere to construction closures and posted detours. These are put in place for your safety. 

PLATINUM Bicycle Friendly Community, Awarded May 2013

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"A bicycle culture is key in defining the fabric of what makes Fort Collins a great place to live, work and play. We know it is a primary means of transportation for many, a major form of recreation for most, and a significant factor in attracting new businesses and new residents," stated Mayor Weitkunat. "Our City works alongside many community organizations to build a seamless bikeway network and ensure a safe cycling community. We are proud to accept this Platinum designation. Bicycling is a community value and a way of life in Fort Collins."

On February 26, 2013, FC Bikes proudly submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists to be considered for their Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Program. The BFC Program offers national recognition for communities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encourages people to bike for transportation and recreation. Check out the video we produced to supplement our application.

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