Author: Eli Portell
The city of Fort Collins and the CSU community both value bicycles as a major form of transportation. However, with such wide use, comes laws that riders must follow to ensure their safety, and the safety of pedestrians. In an interview with CSU campus police officer Matt Staley, we learned the most common infraction is running stop signs, which leads to safety issues throughout the community. An infraction such as this can lead to a $135 fine through state enforcement. Other things such as registering your bicycle, locking it up, and keeping a light on your handle bars can also improve bicycle safety on campus.