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Action Needed – In Defense of Cityplan

Write city council today  at cityleaders@fcgov.com and ask them to support the full Cityplan (see bottom for suggested language)   The City of Fort Collins is guided by a principle called the "triple bottom line." TBL is a balancing and integration of social, environmental, and economic health and sustainability. It's a powerful way of looking at community health and values and has a number...

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Unicorns and Scorpions: Win Sweet Swag with Fort Collins Bike Share and Kaiser Permanente!

  Have you heard?! Fort Collins Bike Share is teaming up with Kaiser Permanente to bring you yet another incentive program to participate in this summer!   The Ride All Summer Prize Giveaway program is now in its second month! There are two ways to participate:   If you check out one of our bikes anytime between now and Labor Day, you’ll be entered to win our grand prize giveaway!...

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July Letter from the ED – Dispatches from Madison

Cool public art in Madison Last week, while most of you and most of the Bike Fort Collins team were here in Northern Colorado enjoying what I'm told was another great Bike to Work Day, I had the honor of joining Mayor Wade Troxell, city manager Darin Atteberry, director of planning, development and transportation Laurie Kadrich, and FC Bikes program manager Tessa Greegor in Madison, WI for the...

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July Featured Bike Friendly Business – Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.

      Not everyone would consider a sanitation company a good fit for a bike friendly business. However, Gallegos Sanitation (GSI) became a bronze status Bike friendly business in December 2016, due, in part, to the efforts of its Sustainability Coordinator, Becca Walkinshaw. Becca has championed the BFB initiative but she also had many other teammates within GSI who jumped at the...

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Local Racing in Full Swing

Local Racing in Full Swing by BFC Board Member Will Hickey Our city is amazing for riding bikes in any capacity, but when it comes to local racing Fort Collins is in a league of its own. From April through October there a grassroots races every week right here in town. Grassroots races are as much community building events as they are competitions. Brand new racers are welcome, there’s no need...

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Out and About with Fort Collins Bike Share

    Fort Collins Bike Share has gone through a lot of changes since launching in April 2016. As a successor to the beloved Fort Collins Bike Library, we’ve seen similar ridership numbers to that of our old business model - about 25% of our riders live within Larimer County, the rest have zipcodes which originate outside the county.   While we love receiving all of the love from...

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MapNoCo

  Larimer County Department of Health and Environment’s Built Environment team is excited to announce the launch MapNoCO! MapNoCO is a crowd-sourced data collection tool for Larimer County residents and visitors to document the quality of how they move around their community. Throughout the month of June, we will be promoting a community wide competition where participants have the chance...

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Transit Action Week

  Tonight at the city's regular council meeting at city hall (6:00PM) [note: council voted 6-1 to support the most robust Sunday service option, the route realignment concerns below remain], Fort Collins city council will consider the next step in fulfilling a commitment it made during the last budget process. They are due some credit for this step. Finally, it seems, we will join the vast...

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ED Letter for June: Paris, Open Streets, Busses, Bike Month and You

(Graphic courtesy of Cari Brown)   I don't like shaming people for personal behavioral decisions that have adverse climate impact. I know transit isn't a viable option for a lot of people due to lifestyle or crap routes or schedules and I know bikes aren't an option for some people for various reasons and I know meat tastes good and a lot of otherwise responsible, thoughtful people get...

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Pathways to Health: Speaker Series

Pathways to Health: Speaker Series

On May 18th, Bike Fort Collins hosted Charles Brown as part of a speaker series, presented by Kaiser Permanente in conjunction with their sponsorship of BFC's Active Living program. Charles Brown, MPA is a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He...

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