Tonight we learned that City Council will not be including City Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager’s lane reduction proposal on their July meeting agenda. In other words, we don’t need to persuade the Council to reject the proposal, because they aren’t even considering it in the first place! This is great news for the many residents against lane reduction in ONEN. … Continue reading Victory with City Council!
On June 8, 2016, City Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager announced her proposal to eliminate traffic lanes on Cascade Avenue through Colorado College (CC). On June 16, 2016, Krager presented her proposal to the City Planning Commission. (The Commission ultimately rejected the proposal 6-2.) Many ONEN residents do not want Cascade narrowed, but Krager is presenting this as an … Continue reading Krager can’t have it both ways with pedestrian safety.
In our note “Kathleen Krager: Doubling Down Despite Data” we cited data showing that pedestrian safety issues on Cascade Avenue are exaggerated. Specifically, we said there were 15 pedestrian-vehicle collisions out of 1.6 million pedestrian crossings. We got the 1.6M number as follows: Colorado College (CC) did an analysis showing at least 900 pedestrians cross Cascade Avenue during the … Continue reading Cascade Avenue is even safer than we thought.
This year the ONEN Board of Directors proposed eliminating traffic lanes on major roads through ONEN. Many ONEN residents don’t agree with this proposal, and volunteers have gone door to door throughout ONEN collecting signatures from fellow residents against lane reduction. Additionally, SaferCC.com has hosted (and is still hosting) an online petition against lane reduction. The paper and online petitions combined have garnered at least 650 signatures from residents who don’t want lane … Continue reading Planning Commissioner dismisses petition against lane reduction.
Today the Planning Commission voted 6-2 to reject Krager's proposal to narrow Cascade Avenue! Thank you so much to everyone that attended the meeting and voiced opposition. We had a great turnout, and a lot of different people shared their experiences and expertise to explain why lane reduction does not make sense on Cascade or elsewhere in ONEN. … Continue reading Success at the Planning Commission Meeting!