“I don’t care if one more 65 or older person moves to this city.”

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.”

“When s*** hits the fan, you’re running for cover!” Cycling advocate fed up with City Council.

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.

Flashback: City Transportation Manager disregards public input, asks Colorado College what they want her to do instead

Several members of Restore Our Roads have been using the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) to obtain city employee emails regarding road narrowing. There is a lot of information and it is taking us quite some time to sift through it all, but today an email exchange came to our attention that we believe is … Continue reading Flashback: City Transportation Manager disregards public input, asks Colorado College what they want her to do instead

“You are creating more dangerous situations. And for what purpose?”

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?”

“Put an end to the bike lanes!” Town Hall Meeting 9/27/18

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