The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University (CSU) are proud to announce that we are partnering with Bird for a 12-month e-scooter share pilot program. Bird, the founder of shared e-scooters, will bring its safety-focused, environmentally friendly service to Fort Collins and the CSU campus in late-October.
Before the end of October Bird will be available for city residents, university students, and visitors alike via the Bird app. In anticipation of the launch, Bird, the City and CSU will lead an e-scooter safety education campaign to familiarize the community with the rules of the road and best practices for responsible use of Bird.
Bird can be reached via email (aGVsbG9AYmlyZC5jbw==) or phone (1-866-205-2442) for any questions or concerns about the program or service. Individuals can also report any poorly parked Birds or damaged Birds to the company through Community Mode, an in-app reporting feature available to anyone who has the Bird app downloaded.
To learn about additional exciting work the City is doing to promote electric vehicles and implement the Electric Vehicle Readiness Roadmap, visit fcgov.com/evrr.
The Transportation Board advises the Fort Collins City Council on transportation issues. The Board examines issues relating to financing, the development and implementation of master plans pertaining to pedestrian, streets, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic signalization, and transportation facilities, the use of technology, and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics.
In 2018, the City of Fort Collins developed an Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Roadmap to support current and future EV adoption in our community. The Roadmap establishes a vision, goals, and clearly defined roles for City of Fort Collins Departments, the private sector, and the Fort Collins community.
The City of Fort Collins filed a petition for a waiver of a portion of the Train Horn Rule with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). On Friday, December 11 the FRA denied the petition. At the same time, in an unprecedented move, the FRA Administrator will establish a Fort Collins Working Group with the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administration staff. The historic move will help develop solutions and recommendations for the City moving forward.
West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor (ETC) Plan
Interested in shaping the future of West Elizabeth Street? Make your voice heard and get involved early with the West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor (ETC) planning effort, which will focus on enhancing biking, walking and transit in the area! The corridor master plan focuses on West Elizabeth Street from Overland Trail to Shields Street, with an eye towards connectivity to CSU's Foothills Campus on the west, and CSU's Main Campus (including MAX stations) on the east.
Fort Collins Named a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community
We are pleased to announce the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and Fort Collins earned Platinum! Read the news release.
Fort Collins Named a Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community
The City of Fort Collins and its application partners, University of Colorado Health and CanDo, Coalition for Activity and Nutrition to Defeat Obesity, are pleased to announce Fort Collins was named a bronze level Walk Friendly Community (WFC) by the Walk Friendly Communities. Read the news release.
Safe Cycling Takes a Community, So We're Building a Town!
What if there was a place your family could practice safe cycling skills? Transportation Planning and Parks Planning staff are working to identify a location and design the bicycle safety town. For more information and updates throughout the summer visit fcgov.com/bikesafetytown or subscribe to Momentum, the City's e-newsletter on bicycling.
Fort Collins' First Bicycle Safety Education Plan
Fort Collins is one of the best cycling towns in the United States, and it's going to get even better. City Council adopted its first Bicycle Safety Education Plan (BSEP) to encourage safer cycling in Fort Collins. This includes education outreach for cyclists of all ages and abilities, as well as motorists and law enforcement. Check out the full plan here or the handy summary to learn more about this safe cycling effort.
Did you know Fort Collins has a Pedestrian Plan? First developed in 1996, the Pedestrian Plan addresses citywide pedestrian needs like gaps in the sidewalk, safer ways to cross the street and better ramps at street corners. This update to the Pedestrian Plan is part of the Plan Fort Collins efforts to update City Plan and the Transportation Master Plan, and we would love to hear from you. Find out more, visit fcgov.com/pedestrianplan.