In our July issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict or felt unsafe while traveling through the intersection of West Swallow Road and Mason Trail?”
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:
- “No separation between bike and cars. Cars speeding and almost clipping bikes.”
- “It’s not very well designed for people.”
- “Drivers don’t always stop when the lights are flashing to cross Swallow.”
- “Cars not slowing down or stopping.”
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:
- “Bike lane separated by concrete, lower speed limit.”
- “It’s good the way it is.”
- “Make it more built for people.”
- “Actual stoplights like the other intersections crossed by the Mason Trail.”
- “Don’t know, but being so close to a traffic light intersection makes it busy.”
Again, thank you to all who responded—and for sharing their experiences. Stay tuned for additional surveys inquiring about other intersections and bicycle facilities.