Mason Street from Laurel Street to Cherry Street is scheduled to be repaved in September as part of the City of Fort Collins 2013 Street Maintenance Program. At this time, Mason Street will be restriped to simplify mixed traffic patterns and improve safety.
In August 2012, Mason Street was converted to a two-way traffic pattern and striping was implemented in a way that preserved as much parking as possible. City staff has taken the past 10 months to examine the current striping plan in action and collect traffic data. Observations of real-life driving and biking practices led to the conclusion that the striping plan should be improved.
The new striping plan will:
The restriping plan will facilitate the necessary safety improvements to Mason Street; the City anticipates that as travel on Mason is simplified and safety is enhanced, more bicyclists and motorists will return to this street for convenient travel and Downtown access.
The adjustments, however, will result in an unavoidable loss of 25 on-street parking spaces between Laurel and Mulberry.