City Council members Tom Strand and Bill Murray held a Town Hall meeting Thursday night in Council Chambers at 107 N Nevada Avenue. Many citizens spoke passionately about many topics, including VRBOs, Colorado College's pending hockey arena, and, yes, the bike lanes. See the video below for Rose Porter's comments regarding road narrowing. Key quote: … Continue reading “Put an end to the bike lanes!” Town Hall Meeting 9/27/18
Flashback to the now-infamous City Planning Commission meeting on June 16, 2016. This is the meeting in which Krager proposed road narrowing and the Commission voted against her 6-2. Before their vote, though, there were a lot of citizen comments. Most people were opposed, however the then-President of the ONEN Board, Bill Rogers, supported road … Continue reading Flashback: ONEN Board Prez claims ONEN wants road narrowing, crowd boos.
Many residents pointed out that they don't see many cyclists using the new Cascade bike lanes. The pro-bike lanes side points out (fairly, I think) that it may take a while for more people to realize the bike lanes are there, but eventually people will adjust to it. However: For many months in Colorado Springs the … Continue reading More bike infrastructure doesn’t necessarily mean more cyclists.
While bike lanes and restriping were not the focus of this City Council meeting, some citizens took the opportunity to make comments about both. Ed Snyder pointed out that during the injunction hearing last summer Mayor Suthers said if there were a lot of opposition to road narrowing it would be easy to correct. Ed … Continue reading City Council Regular Meeting 9/25/18
The new bike lanes on Cascade Avenue aren’t the problem. The problem is Kathleen Krager (via Mayor Suthers) forcing an agenda on residents and a city who, for the most part, don’t want it. The will of the few is being forced on the many via bullying bureaucrats. Just look at the timeline: 2007 – … Continue reading Dear Kathleen Krager: No means no.