Fort Collins seeking volunteers to count bicycles, pedestrians

The City of Fort Collins will be conducting bicyclist and pedestrian counts at 24 strategically chosen locations during three days in September. This effort, part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, helps collect valuable information about pedestrian and bicycle demands and activities in the city.

Gathering better data is vital to understanding cycling and walking needs in Fort Collins and necessary to build long-term support or improvements for those who walk or ride bikes in the community. For more information about the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, please visit

This year, Fort Collins has added four new locations for on-street bicyclist counts. The additional sites are located near recent projects like buffered bike lanes, helping us track the projects’ impacts on riding over the next few years.

Volunteers are needed to fill 126 two-hour shifts over the course of three days: September 9, 11 and 13. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple timeslots. Please see the list below for dates, times and map of locations.

A brief required training session is Thursday, September 4, 6-7 p.m. in the Community Room at 215 N. Mason Street, Fort Collins. Pizza and drinks will be provided in appreciation of your efforts to support the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts. If you are unable to attend this training session, please contact Amy Lewin at or 970-416-2040 to make other arrangements.

To sign up, please visit our VolunteerSpot website:

2014 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count Locations:

Trail Count Locations:
Poudre Trail at Taft Hill Parking Lot
Poudre Trail at Lee Martinez Park
Poudre Trail at Timberline Road
Spring Creek Trail at Lilac Park
Spring Creek at Creekside Park
Spring Creek Trail at Edora Park
Spring Creek Trail at Drake Road and Dunbar Avenue
Fossil Creek Trail at Spring Canyon Community Park
Mason Trail at West Horsetooth Road
Power Trail at East Horsetooth Road

On-Street Intersection Count Locations (bicycle only):
Laporte Avenue and North Taft Hill Road
West Mountain Avenue and Mason Street
Walnut Street and Linden Street
East Lincoln Avenue and First Street
East Laurel Street and Remington Street
East Elizabeth Street and South Lemay Avenue
East Prospect Road and Remington Street
Columbia Road and Stover Street
West Horsetooth Road and South Shields Street
Kechter Road and Ziegler Road
West Laurel Street and South Mason Street
West Stuart Street and Constitution Avenue
West Swallow Road and Meadowlark Avenue
East Harmony Road and McMurry Avenue

For more information about bicycling in Fort Collins, visit

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