NOTICE: This newsletter was originally sent on Mar 20, 2009.
New Downtown Bike Racks Provide
Balance of Function and Form
The City of Fort Collins’ Transportation Planning Dept is
pleased to present the ‘On Street’ Bike Parking Project for downtown Fort
Collins.Over a year has gone into the
planning for these bicycle facilities which will further demonstrate our City's
commitment to supporting all modes of transportation.
Today, the City is installing five on-street bike parking
racks throughout the downtown area which will accomplish the following project
more overall bicycle parking in the downtown, specifically near businesses
that attract a high level of customer/client bicyclists;
sidewalk congestion and encourages improved pedestrian flow by eliminating
obstacles on the sidewalk;
bicyclists to use access the downtown by riding on the streets rather than
a new urban design element that reflects the bicycle culture of the
a creative solution achieved through a public-private partnership
Determined bike rack installation locations:
Luz Mexican Restaurant (Walnut St.);
Ardour (Linden St.);
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. (Mountain Ave.);
Tavern (Mountain Ave);
Coffee Shop (Olive St.).
This is a joint project with New Belgium Brewing
Company who has provided the funding for the fabrication and
installation of the bike racks.Bruce
Hendee & Associates (BHA Designs) designed the bike racks in conjunction
with M&R Fabricators, both local Fort Collins businesses.
FC Bikes encourages you to ride your bike to downtown to shop and eat and to try out the new bike racks.