TRAN T&M 6.2 - Manage traffic congestion and improve high-priority intersections for all users.

Average Travel Speeds/Times on Arterial Streets

  • Traffic volume-weighted average travel times (in minutes/mile) on City arterial streets including Harmony, Horsetooth, Drake, Prospect, Mulberry, Taft Hill, Shields, College, Lemay and Timberline during the p.m. peak period on weekdays.  
  • Q3 '21 travel times were up 8.6% compared to Q3 '20. This is likely due to the lifting of the Covid Restrictions we were under in 2020.
  • Q3 '21 travel times were down 4.6% compared to the previous 5-year average for Q3. 

% of citizens responding very good/good - Traffic congestion in Fort Collins
  • This is an annual metric and the current data is for 2019.
  • The 2019 Citizen Survey shows opinions on congestion remaining steady at 15% of people considering congestion good or very good. 
  • The measure is still below both regional and national benchmarks.
  • Train impacts have increased in Q3 and Q4 due to longer trains being used by BNSF that are having a noticeable impact on travel and congestion.  It is not clear yet what effect those impacts will have on future survey results. 

Pothole response time

The purpose of this metric is to track the response time to repair potholes. Pothole repair prolongs the life of streets and reduces future maintenance and rehabilitation costs. The goal is to fill potholes within 48 hours of the initial report. The average pothole response time was 30 hours. Weekends and holidays are not accounted for when generating the pothole response time. 

Percent of People Commuting by Transportation Type

This metric relies on an annual Travel Survey which was not done in 2020.