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Bike Fort Collins

We are a nonprofit advocacy group with goals to: encourage modal shift to higher rates of Active Transportation; encourage enthusiastic and safe cycling community; increase number of students safely biking and walking; and promote awareness and use of bike sharing.

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Neighborhood Active Living

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Children (4-12 years)
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Thanks to grant funding from Kaiser Permanente, the Neighborhood Active Living program is a three and one half year program to benefit neighborhood-based organizations to increase access to safe and accessible routes to neighborhood destinations and increase the number of individuals who walk, bike or wheelchair roll for transportation. The concept of neighborhood includes both geographic (place-oriented) and social (people-oriented) components. This RFP is being released in two phases. Phase 1 is a fifteen-month planning grant, and phase 2 is a two-year implementation grant.

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Evidence of Program's Success

During an Active Living event in September, 25 youth in the neighborhood this program serves had their bikes fixed and were given new helmets. This bike repair/helmet giveaway event was just one event that showed successful activation of this program: getting more youth on bikes, safely, so they can be active in the community.

Bike Friendly Business Development

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

Adults
General population
Teachers
Veterans

Description

Bike Fort Collins has invested in a development program that provides workshops, mentorship, and application support and review to interested bike friendly businesses. The Bicycle Friendly Business Network team, that provides these services has been critical to Fort Collins reaching its current level of participation. And they're excited to ramp up the efforts to enlist more businesses, help ranked businesses to keep climbing, and engage platinum-level businesses to share their expertise and experience to continue to shape the culture.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Fort Collins currently leads the US with the number of Bike Friendly Businesses.

Fort Collins Bike Share

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Adults
General population
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

This Bike Share system is a collaboration of Zagster, the City of Fort Collins, and Bike Fort Collins along with the generous sponsorship of numerous local businesses.

In June 2018 the Fort Collins Bike Share became Pace Fort Collins

Pace Fort Collins is a product of Zagster, and is a modern, dockless bike share system that allows riders to dock their bikes at any local bike rack to end a ride.

Bike Fort Collins promotes bike share awareness and bike share use. Bike Fort Collins also helps to identify prospective bike share sponsors.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Fort Collins Bike share recently doubled the amount of stations and bikes available in the City. This expansion was a direct result of the success of the program.

Safe Routes to School

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
At-Risk Populations
Blacks, African Heritage
Children (4-12 years)

Description

Safe Routes to School is a nationwide effort to get more children biking and walking to school for their health, academic achievement and the environment.

Bike Fort Collins contracts with the City of Fort Collins to deliver a school rotation program in all PSD schools within the city limits. Minimally, SRTS instructors will visit each school every three years. The education program consists of classroom bicycling safety instruction, on the bike handling skills development, and actual road rides. The program provides mechanical assistance to ensure students bikes are in safe working order. Bicycles are provided to those who do not own them through fleet owned and maintained by the City of Fort Collins.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2017, Safe Routes to School reached 13,433 students and 1,757 adults. Over 420 free bike helmets were distributed to K - 12 students and their parents. 27 schools were served, and 7,628 students received education via helmet fittings, bike-ped safety units in PE classes and after-school programs, Family Bike Rodeos, B.I.K.E Camps and similar activities.

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