Bicycle & Pedestrian (Active Transportation)

What is Active Transportation?

Human-powered and human-scaled modes Credit: City of Fort Collinsof transportation, including:

  • pedestrian (walk or wheelchair)
  • bicycle
  • scooter
  • skateboard or longboard
  • other personal mobility devices

The NFRMPO works with various planning partners to address active modes as part of the transportation planning process to equitably move people, reduce emissions, and improve quality of life.

Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP)

The ATP updates Northern Colorado’s shared vision for improved active transportation. the ATP was adopted by the NFRMPO Planning Council in July 2021, and includes the following:

  • A consolidated summary of the existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, data, and design standards throughout the region
  • Segment by segment analysis of each Regional Active Transportation Corridor (RATC), including needs, opportunities, and barriers
  • Best practices and recommended action steps in various topic areas, including emerging micromobility solutions such as electric assist bikes (e-bikes)
  • Updated tools, analysis, and guidance supporting local and regional planning and funding efforts

Active Transportation Plan Final Draft – Complete Document

Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Existing Conditions
Chapter 3: Strategies, Approaches, and Emerging Trends
Chapter 4: Regional Active Transportation Corridors (RATC)
Chapter 5: Action Steps
Appendix A: Resource Library
Appendix B: Federal and State Funding Opportunities
Appendix C: Additional Best Practices
Appendix D: Crash Analysis
Appendix E: Wayfinding Guidance
Appendix F: Crossing Countermeasure Matrices
Appendix G: Bicycle Parking Guidance
Appendix H: Count Program Guidance
Appendix I: Outreach and Engagement Summary

The ATP helps the NFRMPO fulfill the federal requirement to address bicycle and pedestrian planning as a component of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The ATP is an update to the 2016 Non-Motorized Plan and 2013 Regional Bicycle Plan. These two plans laid a strong foundation for regional active transportation planning in Northern Colorado.

Regional Active Transportation Corridors (RATCs)

The ATP identifies the following RATCs as the recommended network for bicycle and pedestrian transportation and recreation between communities. The RATCs were developed and updated through a collaborative process.

NoCo Bicycle and Pedestrian Collaborative

The Northern Colorado (NoCo) Bicycle and Pedestrian Collaborative provides a monthly meeting place for people and organizations to discuss active transportation topics in northern Colorado.  Additionally, the Collaborative held the first Northern Colorado Bike and Walk Conference in 2015 to facilitate the growing active transportation dialogue in the region. NoCo continues to host workshops, trainings, and other events such as the 2018 NoCo Leaders’ Ride from Fort Collins to Loveland.

Active Transportation Resources

The NFRMPO maintains a list of bicycle and pedestrian resources regarding plans, projects, and other informational items.

Questions or Comments?

You may direct active transportation questions or comments to staff@nfrmpo.org.