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A Quick Mid-month Update: What is City Plan?

  Hi friends. I wanted to take a minute out of prepping for a busy summer of bike and active living related events and share a quick note about the upcoming city plan update. But I wanna start by asking a few questions: Do you value contiguous, protected bike lanes and well developed low stress bike networks? Do you think transit has an important role to play in leading Fort Collins away...

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May Updates from the Executive Director

Boy oh boy, this is a BIG month here at BFCHQ. Rides, events, news, and check out my speech at Earth Day last month! [su_row][su_column size="1/3"]Meet Michelle! Up front, I want to welcome and introduce our new community relations coordinator MIchelle LaCrosse to the team. This is a new position for us and we are really excited to have someone with Michelle's skills and experience helping...

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A couple of easy Monday calls to action

Hi Everyone,   We'll have a longer update next week on our regular May newsletter; introducing our new community relations coordinator, upcoming rides and events, etc. But I wanted to reach out with a quick easy ask for help. Theres are two big ticket items on the council work session agenda for tomorrow night (Tuesday, the 25th).  Its a work session, so there is no opportunity for comment,...

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Pathways to Health: Connecting Neighborhoods & Streets For All

Pathways to Health: Connecting Neighborhoods & Streets For All

On March 23rd at The Ranch Events Complex, Bike Fort Collins in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment hosted the Pathways to Health: Connecting Neighborhoods and Streets For All Summit. It was a great event where over 100 Northern Colorado public health professionals, planners and advocates convened to learn about the connections between...

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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 for comparison, but Nate Budd wrote up his...

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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, affordability are coming to a head. Candidates for council district 5 shared their vision and...

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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 town from which we get the most letters of concern. We hear all the time about speeding on fast arterials with...

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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. In particular, Council approved a $400 million city budget that can be read as a statement of values...

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February Letter from the ED: We Crushed It

  We crushed it. NoCo Bike Show has been dear to my heart since Dan Porter and I dreamed it up 5 or so years ago now. The vision was born of my frustration at how often I was asked to speak on a niche topic within bike culture, and spent a day preparing materials and a slide show and showed up to find single digit crowds waiting, bored half way through my planned hour. I had the idea that...

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January Letter from the Executive Director – Results are In

Where to start!? Its been a particularly busy January here at BFCHQ. If you've been pining for the newsletter all month, wondering where the heck we went, well... we kept thinking we had this thing sewn up and then POW, another huge piece of news dropped. Before we dive into survey results below, here's some highlights and some time sensitive items to get on your calendar: NoCo Bike Show is...

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