The City of Fort Collins will host a public open house to discuss upcoming improvements for West Mulberry Street between Overland Trail and Jackson Avenue. It will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March, 1 at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. Community members are invited to stop by any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn about the project and provide input.
Building on the recommendations adopted in the 2017 Old Town Neighborhoods Plan and 2014 Bicycle Master Plan, this project will restripe West Mulberry Street to add a center turn lane while also piloting protected bicycle lanes. The lower traffic volumes in this section of Mulberry Street mean traffic can continue to flow smoothly with one travel lane in each direction, while the new center lane will allow for safer and more convenient left turns to residential driveways and local streets. Space gained from the lane reduction will be used to enhance bicycle mobility, and to increase the buffer between the sidewalk and vehicle travel lanes. Bicycle and pedestrian crossing improvements are also planned at key locations in the corridor including the intersections of Mulberry and Impala, Mulberry and City Park, and Shields and Magnolia.