Save the Dates!


Sunday, July 20, 2014: Laurel St. (Remington to Lesser) and Whedbee St. (Laurel to Prospect). From 10am-3pm

Proposed: Sunday, September 14, 2014: W. Elizabeth St.

What is Open Streets?

Open Streets are temporary events that invite people to experience public streets in ways other than driving. By temporarily closing streets to motorized traffic, Open Streets provide a safe and comfortable space for people to walk, bicycle, jog, rollerblade and play! The City of Fort Collins will host two Open Streets events in 2014 to encourage physical activity, increase active transportation opportunities and build community.

*If you live on the July route, don’t forget to move your car off the street the night before the event, July 19! Cars that are still parked on the route at 5am on Sunday, July 20 will be relocated. Vehicles will be relocated to Peterson St between Lake and Pitkin. FC Bikes will cover the cost of relocation.

Volunteer Application

We need volunteers and would love to have you! Sign up to be a volunteer today:

What are the Benefits?

Open Streets events promote community pride, local business, air quality, and physical activity, while encouraging the use of streets as a public space for the community to gather and share. With more than 100 documented initiatives in North America, open streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals.

Goals for the Fort Collins’ Open Streets

  • Promote and increase active transportation
  • Promote and increase physical activity and social health
  • Increase awareness and acceptability of streets as public facilities with multiple uses
  • Build community by engaging residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

Open Streets FAQ

July Event FAQ
September Event FAQ


FC Bikes: 281 N. College, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-224-6112