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.”
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.
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
[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.
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 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