HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT?
In our September issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict, or right-of-way confusion at the intersection of Prospect Rd. and Remington St. while riding your bike?”
Thank you to those who responded. Below is a recap of the results.
In addition, for those who reported conflict, we asked them to describe their experience. Here is a sampling of the responses we received:
- “Not enough room for bikes with child carriers“
- “Always feel safe at this intersection“
- “Cars grazing by me (on my bicycle in the bike lane) when I am stopped at the red light or passing through the intersection.“
- “Cars heading west sometimes don’t see the light at Remington. I suppose they are looking ahead to College, but they run the light.”
- “Drivers cut me off to turn right”
- “I confronted a vehicle that was speeding, and they proceeded to chase after, drive recklessly, and follow me to the point I had to call FCPD. An officer talked to the young driver after looking up the license plate, but they could not press charges, etc.“
HOW CAN IT BE IMPROVED?
Finally, we asked respondents how they thought the intersection/facility could be improved. Here is a sampling of the responses we received:
- “The intersection, and all of the bikeway improvements, are a huge step up from what riding Remington was like before. Great work, FC!”
- “Design the intersection to slow drivers down“
- “West bound traffic needs to be slowed, cresting hill blocks sight line leaving a short reaction time. Prospect in that section should be 1 Lane with shared median lane and slip turn offs.”
- “Maybe a similar bike light situation to what was just installed at Lemay/Columbia or just a better bike crosswalk?”
- “Dedicated left turn signals off of prospect onto Remington. Physically separated/barrier bike lane at the intersection.“
Again, thank you to all who responded—and for sharing their experiences. Stay tuned for additional surveys inquiring about other intersections and bicycle facilities.