February Corridor Connection
Construction of MAX is definitely entering the home stretch. While finishing work continues on the Spring Creek Overpass, the bridge was lifted into place. This overpass will provide direct, safe access for pedestrians and cyclists traveling between the Natural Resources Research Center, the University Mall/Whole Foods shopping center, and MAX Bus Rapid Transit's Spring Creek Station. The bridge will not be open to the public until late spring when MAX is operational.
Stay informed on MAX related construction at fcgov.com/maxconstruction.
Over the course of 2014, the City of Fort Collins is working with the community to develop a new Bicycle Master Plan. The City’s recent designation as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, presents a unique opportunity for the community to help shape a vision and recommendations for growing bicycling and improving safety across the city. This plan will build upon all of the great things about biking in Fort Collins and establish a blueprint for realizing a world-class city for cycling, where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably ride a bicycle.
Through data-driven analysis and a comprehensive and inclusive public outreach strategy, the Fort Collins Bicycle Master Plan will integrate existing city plans, best practices and innovative thinking to revise the City’s proposed bicycle network, wayfinding strategies, bicycle facility design recommendations and guidelines, as well as policy and programmatic recommendations. Additionally, a Bike Share Business Plan is being developed through this process.
The City invites you to join the discussion and share your ideas on the future of cycling in Fort Collins at an upcoming Open House. The Bicycle Master Plan Open House will take place at the Lincoln Center, Columbine Room, 417 W. Magnolia St. on Wednesday, March 12, 4-7 p.m. Interpreter services will be available for those whose first language is Spanish.
Attend this event to learn about the Bicycle Master Plan, explore innovative strategies to create a low-stress environment for bicycling, provide your input through FUN activities about where you ride, where you would like to ride, and how we can create a more bike-friendly community. Enjoy the chance to win great door prizes and cash bar.
If you are unable to attend the Open House, we invite you to share your ideas on our WikiMap designed to show us where you ride, problem areas, recommended locations for bike parking and bike share stations. For more information about the Bicycle Master Plan, or to provide your input on the WikiMap, please visit fcgov.com/BikePlan.
The Residential Parking Permit Program (RP3) helps to provide close and convenient on-street parking for residents by reducing the volume and impact of non-resident vehicles in neighborhoods. Neighborhoods near Downtown and the CSU campus are especially impacted by nonresident parking. RP3 protects residential streets by limiting parking in a neighborhood to only those residents and their guests with permits during posted time periods. Residents who live in a designated permit zone may obtain one free permit and can purchase additional permits for up to five vehicles. Those residents can also obtain short-term guest passes for their visitors, or work passes for service vehicles. Parking Enforcement Officers will monitor the RP3 zones to enforce the permit requirement.
Neighbors living along Spring Court were the first to adopt the program, and others are evaluating the potential benefits for their neighborhoods. Those Spring Court residents report that, since implementing RP3, parking is readily available near their homes.
Each neighborhood in the program has its own unique parking requirements and solutions. The City is working with neighbors to tailor the program to meet each area’s particular needs. .
Setting up Residential Permit Parking in your Neighborhood
The Residential Parking Permit Program is voluntary and is only established in neighborhoods where residents request the program and there is a measurable parking problem.
If you would like the program implemented in your neighborhood, contact Parking Services. City staff will monitor the neighborhood to verify that a parking problem exists, and will define boundaries and other program characteristics specific to your neighborhood. The City will then provide an opportunity for neighbors to provide input. If more than 50 percent of responding residents are in favor of the program, the implementation process will begin.
For more information, or to discuss implementing the RP3 program in your neighborhood, visit fcgov.com/parking.