Streets are how we connect to one another and to opportunity; they connect us to work, school, church, healthcare, civic engagement, parks and natural areas. Streets and cities must be designed for the convenience and safety of people, not for speed and efficiency of one mode of street user at the expense of all the others.
Check out our Safe Routes to School program
Safety and mobility are rights, and no one’s zipcode should determine health and safety outcomes. Our city and transportation plans must prioritize authentically engaging with historically marginalized groups to uncover and overcome barriers to mobility based on geography, income, race, class and gender. We must also prioritize developing processes to promote inclusion of historically marginalized groups in discussions that affect their health and safety.
Find out about our Pathways to Health event and other upcoming health and transportation equity initiatives
City, County and State leaders have a responsibility to address the safety epidemic of sprawl and auto-centrism and promote sustainable transportation and smart growth. Land use policies that promote density, accessible public space, and transit oriented development are cornerstones of social, environmental and economic sustainability. Additionally. economically and socially diverse communities are vibrant, healthy communities.
Learn why “sustainable” means more than just green.
Eliminate traffic crashes and death
Increase use of bikes, walking and public transit in Northern Colorado
Shift development norms to promote affordable Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Increase City of Fort Collins’ spending to accessible and sustainable transportation and connectivity
Formalize equity framework for transportation planning and spending
Advocacy in the Bike Friendly City
Listen to executive director Chris J Johnson’s presentation “Advocacy in the Bike Friendly City” to hear how we can make a difference by thinking bigger.