Getting Around

Transportation Options in Downtown

Bicycling in downtown Fort Collins 

Bicycling in Fort Collins is a popular and efficient mode of transportation. The City of Fort Collins and local stakeholders are working to maintain a safe bicycling community for both bicyclists and pedestrians in the downtown area.

Bicycling regulations:

  • Bicycling on sidewalks downtown is prohibited.
  • Bicyclists and skateboarders in the downtown area will be ticketed by police officers for riding in dismount zones.
  • Bicyclists must use hand signals when turning.
  • Bicycles must be equipped with lights when riding at night.  

Bicycling suggestions:

  • Bicycling on College Avenue is suggested only for bicyclists experienced with riding with traffic and aware of traffic regulations.
  • Ride predictably.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Cross railroad tracks perpendicularly.

North to south low-traffic routes:

  • Mason Street (north only).
  • Howes Street (south only).
  • Remington Street.
  • Matthew Street.

East to west low-traffic routes:

  • Laporte Avenue.
  • Walnut Street.
  • Oak Street.
  • Olive Street. 
  • Magnolia Street.

Bicycling in Fort Collins

The Bike Library

Bike maps

Fort Collins Bike Library Location at CSU Surplus Property


Fort Collins streetcar

From City Park to Old Town
Saturdays and Sundays 12pm - 5pm

May through September 

Adults: $2
Seniors and Children: $1
Under 3: FREE

Boarding locations:

  • ​City Park (tennis courts).
  • Shields Street and Mountain Avenue.
  • Loomis Street and Mountain Avenue.
  • Howes Street and Mountain Avenue.

Fort Collins bus system

Ride Fort Collins Transfort and the MAX (Mason St. Rapid Bus Transit).


Fort Collins trail system

City of Fort Collins has many trail system connecting all of Fort Collins and downtown to our neighborhoods and natural areas. 


Taxi services


Other transportation options

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Fort Collins Bike Library Location at Surplus Property

Bicycle rental service open daily. 

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    215 N. Mason St. 1st Floor, South wing