The vision of the City of Fort Collins for the Mason Street Transportation Corridor was to link the City’s historic downtown with Colorado State University and neighborhoods with employment and commercial centers along the corridor through alternative transportation modes, including pedestrian sidewalks and paths, bicycle trails, and bus rapid transit (BRT). LSA was retained to develop and prepare the plan and conceptual design for the five-mile urban multi-modal corridor in this University town of 120,000 residents. Through an 18-month process, LSA led the consultant team from initial idea to concept plan. Utilizing right-of-way along an active BNSF Railroad, the exclusive BRT transitway, bike trails, and separate pedestrian paths were designed to connect the predominate corridor activities within the City. The plan received FTA new starts approval. The bicycle and pedestrian trails are complete and the BRT is scheduled for completion in 2012.
The corridor plan was selected first place by the Institute of Transportation Engineers for their Transportation Plan Best Practices Award.
Client: City of Fort Collins
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
For more information contact:
132 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970 494-1568 tel