Pedestrian Needs Assessment
The City of Fort Collins Pedestrian Plan addresses citywide pedestrian needs, and is a data-driven approach based on the importance for safe, sustainable walking within City limits. It however lacks comprehensive condition data for the City’s sidewalk system. Prior to the beginning of the Pedestrian Needs Assessment project, there was not an inventory of existing sidewalks or sidewalk deficiencies. This project provides a complete City sidewalk inventory, identifies sidewalk inadequacies, and identifies inadequate handicap accessibilities according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Data collection has been completed with approximately 540 street miles of sidewalk assessed and inventoried at this time.
37,741 accessible ramps have been identified as acceptable, substandard, or missing in accordance with the ADA requirements.
Staff has implemented a methodology and analysis program used to prioritize pedestrian projects. This program takes into account a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, demand, corridor function, and high priority areas.
Rob Mosbey | Chief Construction Inspector | 970-221-6659 |