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
This photo was taken yesterday (10/24/18) along Cascade Avenue. The quote is from the 9/25/18 City Council meeting when Jill Gaebler responded to a citizen venting his frustration about recent road "dieting." You can watch the full exchange here.
During the June 2016 City Planning Commission meeting Kathleen Krager gave an extensive presentation on why she must narrow Cascade Avenue before students return in the fall. Keep in mind that at the time of this meeting, Cascade through Colorado College had seen: No fatalities Extraordinarily few pedestrian collisions A decrease in pedestrian collisions in recent … Continue reading Flashback: Krager implies she must hurry and narrow Cascade to save children’s lives.
Thanks very much to those of you who were able to go speak at the City Council meeting today. We had several people say their pieces against road narrowing, and some interesting responses from both the Mayor's Chief of Staff, Jeff Greene, and City Councilman Bill Murray (see the end of this post). Here is … Continue reading City Council Regular Meeting 10/9/18
[From Monday, October 8] I just sat behind these two cars at Cache la Poudre and Cascade at about 5:30 this evening for the duration of two green lights. The red car was partially blocking the southbound Cascade lane, and the car in front of me, behind the red car, also with left turn signal … Continue reading “I am fast learning to stay away from Cascade.”
I was unconvinced by Councilwoman Jill Gaebler's editorial in the Gazette yesterday. Apparently so were these folks:
City Council member Jill Gaebler penned an editorial in the Gazette today advocating for better bike infrastructure in Colorado Springs. Her reasons were as follows: Better infrastructure will increase the number of cyclists Increased cycling will reduce overall congestion Increased cycling will reduce road wear and tear (because more cyclists would mean fewer cars) Bike … Continue reading Jill Gaebler to those who disagree: “Change is hard.”
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.