We've talked before about how City Council seems a little inconsistent about whether they have influence over bike lanes. Here is a montage we put together of various answers to the question that seem to contradict each other: You can also view the video on Youtube here and on Facebook here. Quotes: City Councilmember Tom … Continue reading Does City Council have any control over bike lanes?
Download a printable copy of our latest flyer here. The City has repeatedly claimed that adding bike lanes to Cascade increases safety for our residents, including cyclists. We don't think it's clear that is true. 1. The City claims building bike lanes will greatly increase the number of cyclists. In her October 2, 2018 guest … Continue reading Putting cyclists next to cars is unsafe.
Yesterday we summarized Mayoral and City Council candidate answers to the Springs Taxpayers survey question about removing traffic lanes to add bike lanes. You can read the post here. As a complement to that post, the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) also had a candidate survey, which included the question: "How do you envision bike … Continue reading Candidate stances on bike lanes
Springs Taxpayers provided a candidate survey which included the question “What is your position regarding the elimination of motor vehicle traffic lanes (road-dieting) in favor of installing bicycle lanes?” Below are the candidate responses, first for Mayor and then for City Council, in alphabetical order. Mayoral Candidates: Juliette Parker: While I fully agree that we need … Continue reading Candidate stances on road dieting
Update: Here is a printer friendly version of this flyer if you'd like to make copies and distribute yourself. We were grateful to the Gazette for hosting a panel on bike lanes and giving those of us who are skeptical more of a venue to discuss the issue. But of course an hour discussion isn't … Continue reading Why put bike lanes on Cascade?
During the "Battle of the Bike Lanes" last week, City Councilmember Jill Gaebler claimed that it's crucial for Colorado Springs to attract thousands of Millennial workers every year and that these younger workers want more bike amenities. We're skeptical. First, the Springs is having no trouble attracting younger people even without fully connected bike infrastructure, … Continue reading Millennials are driving more than in years past.
On Thursday (2/28/19), Mayor Suthers attended a candidate forum where the mayoral candidates answered citizen-submitted questions. One of the questions asked the candidates how they would prioritize different community concerns, including bike lanes. Here was Suthers' response [emphasis added]: Bike lanes - big controversy. All's I'm asking is that people get involved at an earlier … Continue reading Mayor Suthers says we should be more involved in master plans. Here are 5 reasons that doesn’t make sense.
The Gazette's "Battle of the Bike Lanes" panel last night overall went very well. Seats for perhaps 200-250 people were all filled, with plenty of additional people standing. Overall both the audience and the panelists remained civil, but there was one moment when the audience did jeer a response. As one justification for pushing certain … Continue reading “I don’t care if one more 65 or older person moves to this city.”
Join us for the "Battle of the Bike Lanes" Town Hall! The Gazette is hosting a panelist-style town hall to discuss the ongoing bike lane controversy. When: Monday, February 25, 6 p.m. Where: Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S Cascade Avenue) Who: Panelists will include City Councilmember Jill Gaebler Corey Sutela, Bike Colorado Springs Tim Roberts, … Continue reading Join us for the Battle of the Bike Lanes!
Springs Taxpayers posted a video clip (transcript below) from last week's town hall meeting with City Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand. In a nutshell, Bill Murray repeated the "our hands are tied" talking point wherein City Councilors act as if there's nothing they can really do about road narrowing or bike lanes or similar. We've … Continue reading “When s*** hits the fan, you’re running for cover!” Cycling advocate fed up with City Council.