City Election Guide – 2017 Pt 4: District 1

2017 Council Questionnaire – District 1 For the last in our series of candidate responses to Bike Fort Collins’  questionnaire, we look to district 1, northeast Fort Collins. In this quickly changing and growing part of town, issues include growth, gentrification, and infrastructure. Unfortunately, Councilman Overbeck was unable to share his responses […]


City Election Guide – 2017 Pt 3: District 5

  In 2015, Fort Collins council district 6 was decided by 29 votes. District 5 is in the heart of Fort Collins and is an area undergoing dramatic change: from CSU, to ongoing redevelopment of midtown, to the heart of the Transit Oriented Development overlay. The pressure of growth, congestion, […]


City Election Guide – 2017 Pt 2: District 3

When Bike Fort Collins reached out to our constituents with a survey last December to better understand your needs and where you live and ride, we found that one area of town was dramatically underrepresented: District 3 (Southeast Fort Collins). At the same time, D3 is also the part of […]


City Election Guide – 2017

In the 2015 Fort Collins municipal elections, District 6 (North and Northwest Fort Collins) was decided by a margin of 29 votes. And District 4 was decided by 140 votes. This council has weighed in on a wide array of issues that affect transportation, growth, and affordability in Fort Collins. […]


Reflections on Jose Piñon

  On Friday, there was an article in The Coloradoan about the sentencing of Jose Piñon in the death of local cyclist Steve Studt. Last month, Piñon pled guilty to felony negligent homicide only days before his trial was scheduled to begin. He was sentenced to a short jail stint, a hefty […]


Sustainable means Affordable

Over the last couple of months, in my “Letter from the ED” I’ve leaned pretty heavily on a couple of surprising statistics about the relationship between public safety and city planning. The first, in my September letter, was a traffic fatality study by the National Safety Council that connected the […]


October Letter from the ED – We Bike, We Walk, We Vote

I first got directly involved with Bike Fort Collins a little over a year ago, when, after a series of senseless, heartbreaking deaths of Northern Colorado cyclists on local roads, BFC reached out to me to help lead an emergency bike safety town hall.  In attendance were council members, traffic engineers, […]


FC Walks: A Step in the Right Direction

Everyone is a pedestrian. Whether you drive a car, ride a bike, or take a bus, at some point you get off and walk. The walkability of a city has been tied to improved health, increased real estate prices, more money staying within the community, and greater overall resiliency. Studies […]


September Letter from the ED – the Big Picture

It was a big week for bad news about the future of the human race. In particular, two reports popped up that caught my eye.  They’ve fortified some of my thinking about how BFC needs to evolve in the role we play, and in particular how we can leverage our limited resources and […]