As many of you know, the City is developing a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan to shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins. This plan will build upon all of the great things about biking in Fort Collins and will establish a blueprint for realizing a world-class city for cycling, where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably ride a bicycle.
We invite you to join us for a Community Bike Plan Open House on Wed. March 12 anytime between 4 and 7pm. The Open House will take place at the Lincoln Center in the Columbine Room (417 W. Magnolia St). Please see the attached handout for additional details.
At the Open House, you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the Bicycle Master Plan (timeline, goals, plan elements etc.);
- Explore innovative strategies to create a comfortable environment for bicycling;
- Provide input through FUN activities about where you ride, where you would like to ride, and how we can create a more bike-friendly community;
- Win great door prizes and enjoy a cash bar!
Can’t make the Open House?
Visit fcgov.com/bikeplan to share your ideas on our WikiMap. Show us where you ride, problem areas, and recommended locations for bike parking and bike share stations.
Share the news!
We’d love your help to get the word out about the Open House. Please take a few minutes to send this information (and/or the attached handout) to your constituents, friends, neighbors and family.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Coloradoan article about the Bike Plan Open House
Bike Plan webpage: http://www.fcgov.com/bikeplan
Thanks for your help in creating a more bikeable Fort Collins!
FC Bikes Program Manager
City of Fort Collins
281 North College Avenue
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
A day after Paul Bass was hospitalized after being hit by an inattentive driver, Kyle Tollakson of the CSU Triathlon Team suffered the same fate.
At around 5pm Monday, Kyle was returning from a training ride, heading South on Taft Hill at approximately 30mph, when car pulled out in front of him near the intersection of Elizabeth Street. Kyle impacted the hood and broke the windshield. He was taken to PVH where he is being monitored in the ICU with injuries to the kidney and spleen. Surgery may be necessary to stop internal bleeding.
This is all the information we currently have. We'll update the story as we learn more.
First City Cycling's Paul Bass is in the ICU at the Medical Center of the Rockies following a collision with a car during a training ride Sunday morning.
Less than 30 minutes into their ride Paul, his brother Joel, Greg Thornton, Dave Heuter, Trace Whitcomb, Thomas Popple and Jim McChesney were riding two abreast and heading North on Overland Trail at an estimated 15mph. At approximately 10:23 an 87 year old male driving a 1997 Chevy Lumina turned East on to County Road 54G from Overland Trail (the driver was heading South on Overland Trail and turning East onto 54G. This is the intersection where the Swing Station is.). Tom tried to alert the driver by “screaming at the top of my lungs”. According to other riders, the driver never saw them and didn't use a blinker. "He kinda came to a stop and just gunned it," says Dave Heuter. "He was looking West". Tom Popple slid over the hood and managed to land on his feet and briefly gave chase since the elderly driver didn't stop right away. Paul Bass impacted the hood, windshield and was launched 6-8 feet into the air. Firemen from the Poudre Fire Authority Station 7 heard the impact and had responded to the accident in about one minute. Popple refused medical transport but Paul Bass who was unconscious for an estimated 10 minutes was transported to the Poudre Valley Hospital and then the Medical Center of the Rockies with; a broken C5 vertebra, a broken right elbow and most seriously a intraventricular hemorrhage in the brain. He is currently in the ICU being evaluated but is able to move both arms and legs and is conscious but medicated.
None of the other riders were hit. The driver of the Lumina who was reportedly visibly shaken was cited for two counts of wreckless driving by the Colorado State Patrol.