Pedestrian Needs Assessment
A unique feature of the Fort Collins Pedestrian Assessment was our effort to map every public sidewalk. This interactive map will allow employees, residents, and visitors the opportunity to explore the sidewalk network to see where the City of Fort Collins is in most need of improvements based on the pedestrian prioritization model. In addition, a user can search and browse geographic information from other city departments by adding and removing data layers.
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.
Sidewalk Prioritization Model - Updated April 3, 2018
- This update replaced pedestrian demand with “location” to provide a better understanding of how the terminology is being used within the prioritization model.
- Incorporated missing sidewalks map for the roadway network – the map demonstrates the locations based on Arterials/Non-Arterials.
- 10 Year School Rotation List
- 2018 Project List - The project list is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change as needs arise that were not identified in advance. The user is urged to contact the Engineering Department to confirm the accuracy of this information.