This newsletter was originally sent on Sep 15, 2010.


Results from the 2009 American Community Survey reveal that 9.9% of residents who commute to work, go by bicycle in Fort Collins.  Fort Collins is in the top three bicycle-commuting cities in the United States.  Great job Fort Collins and keep on riding!


~ October 4th - Laporte Avenue Improvements Open House - 4:00pm - 7:00pm at City Hall (300 W. Laporte Rd.) - Does Laporte Avenue feel like a livable, neighborhood St.? The City of Fort Collins is asking residents this question as part of a plan to reshape Laporte Avenue from Wood Street to Howes Street. How will the City reshape Laporte? In this case, Laporte Avenue could become a two-lane street (one lane in each direction) with a center turn lane, bicycle lanes, and on-street parking versus its current layout as a four-lane street. The initiative to restripe Laporte Avenue is based on neighborhood traffic concerns, and planning in conjunction with the adopted Bicycle Plan and the on-going Plan Fort Collins and Transportation Master Plan process. More info >>

~ October 6th - S.M.A.R.T. Fair and Bike to Campus Day - 9:00am - 3:00pm at CSU's Lory Student Center Plaza.  Get tips and information on safe bicycle commuting, free basic tune-ups and information on other Sensible Modes of Alternative Road Transportation. 


Autumn is now upon us.  Be careful of low angle sun in the mornings between 6:00am and 8:00am.  Don't assume motorists and other cyclists can see you when they are traveling in an eastward direction.  Ride predictably, wear bright clothing, and use extreme caution at intersections.  It is also getting dark earlier each night.  Don't be caught in the dark without bike lights (front and rear).  It could save you the cost of a ticket and quite possible your life.  Finally, the leaves will be falling from the trees soon.  Remember that leaf debris and precipitation can create very slippery conditions. 

REMINDER - Trail Closure:

The City of Fort Collins is replacing the asphalt trail from the Lincoln Street bridge south to the existing concrete trail near Link-N-Greens Golf Course. The contractor will be replacing the asphalt with new 10' wide concrete. A detour route >> along Lincoln Avenue and Lemay Avenue to Mulberry Street (Highway #14) will be in place for trail users.  The work is expected to take about 3 weeks when started on Sept. 20th. Please avoid the construction site and use the detour allowing the contractor to efficiently and safely complete their work in as short a time frame as possible.  For information about the project please contact Jason Stutzman by phone at 221-6366 or by e-mail at


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