Danger, Will Robinson!

In the mid-to-late 1960s there was a show called Lost in Space that always ended with a cliffhanger. More often than not, that cliffhanger was emphasized by a protective robot shouting out “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” and ineffectually flailing his arms (made out of vacuum cleaner hose) about. I grew …

Avoid the Door Zone

You’re pedaling down the street and notice that someone has parked in the bike lane ahead of you. What do you do? Signal that you’re going to get left, when it’s clear then change lanes, and DON’T hug the right side of the lane next to the car. Here’s why. …

Pedestrian Rules of the Road

There are two sets of rules when it comes to being a pedestrian in Fort Collins. There’s the rules of the road that have been codified, approved, and (at least in theory) are enforced. Then there are the unspoken rules that are more about life and death than law and …

Transportation Performance Snapshot

The City of Fort Collins has something called a “Community Performance Measurement Dashboard” which gives quarterly insights into how the City is doing in terms of achieving its seven key outcomes — Neighborhood Livability and Social Health, Culture and Recreation, Economic Health, Environmental Health, Safe Community, Transportation, and High Performing …