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March 26, 2014
Fort Collins Bicycle Plan Update

Thank you for joining us on March 12 at the Bicycle Master Plan Open House and for providing input on our WikiMap.  Although the WikiMap is now closed, there will be other exciting opportunities over the next few months to provide Bike Plan input. For now, help shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins by participating in one of the upcoming West Central Area Plan/Prospect Road Design Listening Sessions!

 

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West Central Area Plan/Prospect Road Design Public Participation Opportunities

Please share your thoughts on opportunities and challenges in the West Central Area of Fort Collins.The area covered extends from Drake to Mulberry, between Shields and Taft Hill, and also from Drake to Lake between the Mason Corridor and Shields. A planning effort (called the West Central Area Plan) is now kicking off. The updated plan will provide a basis for updated land use regulations, transportation projects, housing policies, natural resource protection, historic preservation, and neighborhood character - and a new conceptual design for Prospect Road between Shields and College. Join us for light refreshments and discussion at any one of the upcoming listening sessions. All begin promptly at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 26, Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St.
  • Thursday, March 27, CSU's Durrell Center, Seminar Room A, on the north side of W. Plum St., just east of Shields.
    This will be a combined session with a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Parking Study session. Parking is available in the Moby Arena parking lot, west of Shields between Plum and Elizabeth.
  • Monday, March 31, Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Rd.
  • Thursday, April 3, Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 W. Prospect Rd.

We are also seeking applications for members of a stakeholder committee to guide this planning effort. Please visit  www.fcgov.com/westcentral for more information and to apply. 

News

Vote for Fort Collins as one of the 10 best U.S. cycling towns

March 19, 2014 New Release

USA Today wants to know: Is Fort Collins one of the 10 best U.S. cycling towns?

 

Each week, USA Today Travel asks readers to help pick the "10Best" in a single category, which can range from food, lodging and destinations to travel gear and things to do. Fort Collins was selected with 19 other U.S. cities for the best cycling town competition.

 

To vote, visit www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-u-s-cycling-town/. You can vote once per day.
 
Poudre Trail Open Lincoln to Lemay, Caution Urged in Construction Zone

March 25, 2014 News Release

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and Parks Department have reopened the Poudre Trail between Lincoln Avenue and Lemay Street six weeks earlier than expected.

 

The trail was closed October 1 for the restoration of a 31-acre river buffer natural area. This property was transferred to the City as part of the Woodward Technology Center development, which will be under construction through 2015.

 

"We are very pleased that the team came together to make this happen," said Craig Foreman, director of City of Fort Collins Parks Planning.  

 

For more information on parks and multi-use trails in Fort Collins, please visit:  Parks Department: Trails System Status.



Sincerely,

Becky Moriarty
FC Bikes Program Specialist
City of Fort Collins

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