Dear CanDo Coalition Member:
The holiday season is upon us - and with it are opportunities to spend
time with family, take days off from work and, often, a greater sense of
wanting to help those in need. There are many different ways to help.
Contact the United Way of Larimer County for volunteer opportunities during the holidays and any time of year!
Another way to help is through Colorado Gives Day.
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and
increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The opportunity
to give goes for 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Many of our partners are participating. Click here for more information on how you can help your favorite local organization.
We are finalizing our 2015 meeting calendar and will send it out when it is finalized. It will also be posted on our CanDo website. Until then, check out our upcoming meeting times at the bottom of this newsletter.
| Call To Action
City of Fort Collins
Survey on Prospect Corridor Design -
Survey open until December 7
As part of the current update of the West Central Area Plan, the
City of Fort Collins is developing new conceptual designs for Prospect
Road (from Shields Street to College Avenue) and Lake Street (one block
north of Prospect Road). This survey provides information on the draft
designs. We welcome your feedback on the concepts presented in this
Click here to take survey
Regional Trails Petition Drive
Larimer County, Loveland, and Fort Collins grant applications to
develop regional trail connections between trail systems in Fort Collins
The Long View Corridor Trail and Colorado Front Range Trail will
provide such connections, and be a great route for recreational users
and commuters alike.
To sign the petition, click here.
Click here for more information about these projects.
|Fort Collins Coalition
Save the date for the next Fort Collins Coalition Meeting scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8:30-10:00.
Please note that the meeting will be held in a new location in the UC Health Caribou Training Room located at 2002 Caribou Dr. Suite 100.
The agenda will be emailed to coalition members prior to the meeting.
| Loveland Coalition
are finalizing our 2015 meeting schedule and will send it out when it
is complete. We will also post our meeting schedule on our CanDo website when it is finalized.
| Built Environment Work Group
for the minutes from our last BEWG meeting, which was a presentation by
Ray Browning, the director of CSU’s Physical Activity Lab and professor
with Health and Exercise Science: “Friendly to Fun: Celebrating our
Ability to Move”
Our December meeting is
focused on prioritizing and acting on creative walkability or
bikeability projects for Fort Collins. Check out the minutes - with
Ray’s direction, we have already brainstormed some great and
implementable ideas. Let’s make one happen!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 17, 3:00-4:30pm
WHERE: City Community Room, 215 North Mason
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Well Workplace and Healthy Food Environment Networking Sessions
meeting featured Jean Haukaas, Pain Relief and Mobility Expert, who
presented on the common stressors that challenge employees and the
organizational impacts. She also provided stress reduction tools to
incorporate into employee-based wellness programs. Click on the links
below to view Jean’s presentation materials.
To contact Jean Haukaas regarding her consultation services or to request a worksite presentation, please visit www.jeanhaukaas.com or email directly at email@example.com.
We are finalizing our 2015 meeting schedule and will send it out
when it is complete. We will also post our meeting schedule on our CanDo website when it is finalized.
Click here to view videos from the 2014 Health Equity Learning Series.
An educational program of The Colorado Trust, the Health Equity
Learning Series aims to increase knowledge and awareness of health
equity through presentations from experts discussing factors that
increase disparities and solutions that advance health equity.We
are finalizing our 2015 meeting schedule and will send it out when
it is complete. We will also post our meeting schedule on our CanDo website when it is finalized.
City of Loveland - Recreation Trail Detour
Madison Avenue north of Seventh Street will close for five months on Dec. 1 to accommodate a complex $1.2 million project to put Loveland’s Recreation Trail under the street and replace an 84-year-old bridge across a major irrigation ditch.
bicycle and pedestrian trail will also close between Seventh Street
and Boise Avenue during the five-month project, with trail traffic
rerouted to Eighth Street and Boise.
the Madison Avenue closure will be posted at Eisenhower Boulevard and
First Street, directing motorists to alternatives.
Click here for a map of the detour.
FC Bikes is excited to announce the release of the Final Draft Bicycle Master Plan. The
Plan envisions Fort Collins as a world-class city for bicycling. It is a
city where people of all ages and abilities have access to a
comfortable, safe, and connected network of bicycle facilities, and
where bicycling is an integral part of daily life and the local cultural
Click here to view the Final Draft Bicycle Master Plan and Appendices.
Bicycle Plan reflects extensive public engagement, data analysis and
best practices for achieving a world-class cycling city. The Plan
embraces a forward-thinking and cost-effective approach to bicycle
infrastructure, route connectivity, policies and programs, and is
oriented around the year 2020, where all neighborhoods will have access
to a low-stress bicycle route.
The Plan will be presented to City Council on December 16, 2014* for their consideration of adoption. The Council agenda will be available here prior to the meeting.
*Due to a busy council agenda, the presentation of the Bicycle Master Plan has been rescheduled from December 2 to December 16.
CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan)
County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was designed to
reflect community needs and values. The CHIP provides a set of goals and
specific objectives, and will include evidence-based strategies to
address the health needs of Larimer County residents, focusing on two
Click here for more information.
- Mental and emotional well-being
- Raising healthy children
________________________________________________________________City of Fort Collins - Bike Winter
Did you know Fort
Collins has an average 300 days of sunshine every year? This means there
are plenty of sunny days to ride a bicycle even throughout the winter.
Bike Winter is a City of Fort Collins initiative designed to encourage
people to bicycle throughout the winter. Starting in November, monthly
events like Light up the Night, Winter Cycling 101, and Guided Winter
Rides are scheduled to give people the resources they need to ride their
bicycles safely and confidently all months of the year. Click here for more information. Note: Winter Bike to Work Day is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10. See information below.
Family Leadership Training Institute
Want to make a Difference? Apply to be a part of 2015’s Family Leadership Training Institute starting in January.
Leadership Training Institute is a free 20 week leadership class for
adults and youth (12 - 14 years old) that focuses on training
individuals to have the civic skills they need to make a difference in
the community and make our community a better place for children. The
intensive 20 week course meets most Thursday evenings and runs from
January through May.
topics like: community problem solving, leadership styles, public
speaking, building networks, how to work with the media, how government
works, facets of a good bill, and so much more. Space is limited. Deadline to apply is December 15th. To apply, contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 402-4319.
|Gardens on Spring Creek
Garden of Lights 2014-A Northern Colorado Tradition
December 5 through January 4
5:00 - 9:00pm
Garden of Lights is a
community favorite and must-do holiday activity with friends and family.
Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by
thousands of LED lights. Visit the perennial flower beds and vegetable
gardens in addition to a brilliant blue LED pond - all created entirely
from holiday lights!
Click here for entertainment schedule and additional information.
8th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, December 10
It’s just like the summer, but even cooler! Join us, Wednesday, December 10 from 7:00-9:30am
for free breakfast, warm coffee and lots of fun bicycle friends to
celebrate winter cycling. Stations are dispersed around town, ready to
reward those who choose to ride their bicycles to work. Click here for a list and map of stations.
Bike Plan Release Celebration & Ride
Saturday, December 13.
Ride from 2:00-4:00pm departing from Cranknstein, celebration from 4:00-6:00pm at Cranknstein, 215 N. College Ave.
FC Bikes invites you to
help us celebrate the anticipated completion of the 2014 Bicycle Master
Plan. A fun wintery ride on the City’s low-stress network will kick off
the afternoon festivities, concluding at Cranknstein with appetizers
Click here for information on both of these events.
| Upcoming Meetings
BEWG (Built Environment Work Group) - Wednesday, December 17
3:00-4:30pm at the City of Fort Collins Community Room (215 North Mason).
Fort Collins Coalition - Thursday, February 5
8:30-10:00am - UC Health Caribou Training Room (2002 Caribou Dr. Suite 100).