Roundabouts: the Sustainable Solution

I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and Kenya where I was impressed with how frequently roundabouts were used as opposed to traffic signals. It struck me that in an up-and-coming third world country, where resources aren’t alway readily available but traffic is increasing, a roundabout is a cost …

Sidewalk Disorder

This article was originally published on July 11, 2013 on my North of Prospect website. Since that time a Poudre student was struck by a car when a motorist fell asleep at the wheel. The student was walking on the shoulder of Laporte Avenue on his way to Poudre High …

Infrastructure Infill

“Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements.” – Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia For pedestrians and bicyclists, many improvements come slowly and in small ways. And this can be frustrating. But as long as they’re coming consistently, then eventually a system will arise that is sensitive to …

A New Treatment at Cherry and Mason

The pedestrian crossing at Cherry and Mason is difficult and scary. The coincidence of distracted motorists who don’t notice the crosswalk signs, families with kids heading to the museum, tourists who are unfamiliar with the area, a train line, and a connection to a popular bike trail creates a perfect storm that puts pedestrians and bicyclists at risk. …

Readers Digest Version of the Downtown Plan and Old Town Neighborhoods Plan: Transportation Edition

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ― Warren Buffett Fort Collins is a city that understands the value of a good plan. A well made …