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Midtown in Motion

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Main Purpose

To transform College Avenue into a "world class” street.

Project Overview

College Avenue is the most traveled thoroughfare in the City of Fort Collins and the majority of the street design is over 50 years old. Recognizing College Avenue needs an update, the City set out to identify the vision for redevelopment along the corridor. In October 2013, the Midtown Plan was adopted by the City Council outlining broad policies for the future of College Avenue. Midtown in Motion marked the launch of the second phase of transforming College Avenue between Prospect and Harmony Roads, including the frontage roads and connections to the new MAX stations. Among the goals of the Midtown in Motion plan were to develop design concepts that increase mobility, safety and transform College Avenue into a "world class" street.


City Council adopted the Midtown in Motion study in October 2014. The final report and associated appendices are available for download (see side bar to the right). The City of Fort Collins has completed this design plan for College Avenue called Midtown in Motion. The limits of this plan are College Avenue from Prospect Road to Harmony Road. The design plan addresses College Avenue, the adjacent frontage roads, and connections to the Mason Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations. Midtown in Motion is an implementation item stemming from the City of Fort Collins' Transportation Master Plan and the Midtown Plan. The Midtown Plan includes high-level concepts for College Avenue and establishes a vision for a mixed-use multimodal corridor. Midtown in Motion used those concepts and visions to produce a preferred design concept for College Avenue. A project team that included of city staff, CDOT, FHWA, residents, and corridor landowners studied the following:

  • Improving safety for all modes of travel
  • Providing bicycle circulation options
  • Enhancing pedestrian circulation across College Avenue and to MAX BRT
  • Ensuring mobility and accessibility for people of all ages and abilities
  • Utilizing the frontage roads to provide business access
  • Creating a beautiful, identifiable, and unique design
  • Identifying funding and building partnerships
  • Integrating with the planned repaving of College Avenue in 2015 by CDOT


Aaron Iverson | Senior Transportation Planner | 970-416-2643 |

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