As electric scooters (e-scooters) increase in popularity across the country, the City is laying the groundwork to ensure safe, effective, and sustainable operation here in Fort Collins. Successfully managed use of e-scooters could help fill first mile/last mile geographic gaps in the City's transit system, reduce motorized vehicle emissions, improve air quality, expand sustainable travel throughout Fort Collins, and provide additional sustainable travel options for those who are mobility-challenged.
The City Council will consider updating the City Code to allow e-scooter and other shared and/or portable mobility device operation. If the proposed code updates are adopted by Council, in spring 2019, the City, in cooperation with Colorado State University (CSU), will administer a Request for Proposals inviting e-scooter companies to submit a proposed plan to develop, install, own, operate, and maintain an e-scooter share program in Fort Collins.
Stay tuned for more information about Code updates, e-scooter company selection, and guidance for e-scooter users.
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.