How to Get Around: A Fort Collins Guide to Transportation
Are you new to the Fort Collins area, or do you plan on taking a trip but are at a lost on the transportation that you should choose once you get there? Here are a few great suggestions on various methods of transportation.
Bicycling in Fort Collins is a popular mode of transportation and is practical, especially when the weather is nice. If you do not own a bike, you can rent one at the Fort Collins Bike Library. Remember to take the proper precautions that are needed when riding a bike, such as wearing a helmet and obeying traffic laws.
Fort Collins’s streetcar is also ideal for travel in the downtown area. Keep in mind that the streetcar is only available on the weekend May through September but it is a lot of fun for tourists and residents alike. For adults, streetcar fare is $2, seniors and children are $1 and kids under 3 ride free.
Mass transit is also a good way to travel. The bus typically runs every 30 minutes and operates between the hours of 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Busses do not run on major holidays. For a single ride, fare is $1.25. Seniors and those with disabilities only pay $ .60. Students with an approved ID and CSU students, faculty and staff with RamCard can ride the bus for free. Bus passes are also available and go for between $3 and $154. The price is determined by how long you want to have the pass.
There are more than 50 taxis in Fort Collins. A taxi is often many people’s first choice as they are suitable for individuals, use in a concentrated area and also good for the people in the corporate world.
Uber services are new to Fort Collins. Since this service is so new to this area, Uber is offering $20 off your first ride. If you are unfamiliar with Uber services, it is a car service that you can order through an app on your smartphone. All you have to do is download the app, pick the time you need the driver, indicate your location and an independent Uber driver will show up to give you a ride. If you are planning to visit this city or you want to learn more information about Fort Collins, visit www.fortcollins.com.