Dear City Hall:
Here and on other streets in Fort Collins, the city should use BUFFERED bike lanes.
See http://digg.com/u1EzyU for an example.
One local blogger puts it this way:
"In a nod towards bike advocates they make the roads a tiny bit wider than necessary, paint some lines, and call it a bike lane.
But I don’t see evidence that a planner/designer looked at any road and thought “How can we make this safer for bicycles?”.
In fact, I will bet money not one of those folks would let their 12 year old kid ride their bikes on the roads they built."
Other users should post here with the best locations for Buffered Lanes in Fort Collins. Let's try to change the policy by making some specific recommendations.
Bike lane planning through this site seems very effective, see www.seeclickfix.com/issues/8658.html for an example in Connecticut and http://www.seeclickfix.com/issues/8645 for an example in Austin, TX.
Thank you for looking into this!