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.


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.