Bike paths are a good thing in parks, the hills and suburban areas away from busy city streets. When bike lanes, like the ones downtown, are intertwined with crowded vehicle roadways they’re a nuisance for motorists and a hazard for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. As a remedy for relieving traffic congestion during commuting hours, bike lanes are … Continue reading The folly of bike lanes
[Please see the end of this post for a response from Mr. Perez.] During the November 27 City Council meeting, cycling advocate Carlos Perez gave citizen comments. You can see the full video of his remarks below, but here is a transcript of the portion I'm going to address: I am not here to persuade … Continue reading Cycling advocate asks the City to ignore us.
Last week one of our members (Nanci) emailed different City officials, including City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler, to oppose road narrowing. Gaebler responded asking whether Nanci considered Cascade Avenue a thoroughfare. Here is Nanci's response: East of I-25, there are four very obvious major roads that can be considered thoroughfares transecting through the middle of Colorado … Continue reading “You are creating more dangerous situations. And for what purpose?”
Last week City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler beseeched her followers to contact the mayor and City Council and say they support the new bike lanes (see image below). Gaebler specifically cited the "negative voices" of those of us who protest road narrowing as the reason she needs others to defend her multimodal agenda. Gaebler's call for … Continue reading Gaebler: Please tell me I’m right.
Go to this link, select the "11-18-18 Road 'Dieting' and Jim Acosta's Press Pass" audio clip, and fast forward to 48m57s to hear Ed Snyder discuss road dieting with Tron Simpson. Ed: The physics of collision don't really care about your particular political views. Tron: [laughter] Ed: You put bikes in close proximity to cars, … Continue reading 11/18/18 Ed Snyder on the Tron Simpson show
This morning Jeff Crank spent about 20 minutes talking with Ed Snyder about Restore Our Roads, including the long history of the fight between the City, Colorado College, and the citizens about whether and where to take away traffic lanes as well as what others can do to help us advocate for the kind of infrastructure we … Continue reading 11/10/18 – Ed Snyder on the Jeff Crank show