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?
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
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.
The Gazette reported last week that City Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager's last day will be February 1. It was our understanding Krager didn't originally plan to retire this soon; we wonder if the timing is related to the upcoming election, given how controversial she has become. As the Gazette explained: We've had many objections to … Continue reading Krager’s retirement doesn’t end the controversy.
The agenda for the 12/11/18 City Council meeting did not include road narrowing, but so many citizens spoke so forcefully on the issue the Council ended up discussing it for 90 minutes (which inspired local news coverage from KOAA 5 and KRDO 13). We were pleased to get some supportive feedback from City Councilmembers Andy … Continue reading Gaebler: “I don’t think it matters” whether most people want road narrowing.
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
While bike lanes and restriping were not the focus of this City Council meeting, some citizens took the opportunity to make comments about both. Ed Snyder pointed out that during the injunction hearing last summer Mayor Suthers said if there were a lot of opposition to road narrowing it would be easy to correct. Ed … Continue reading City Council Regular Meeting 9/25/18
Tonight we learned that City Council will not be including City Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager’s lane reduction proposal on their July meeting agenda. In other words, we don’t need to persuade the Council to reject the proposal, because they aren’t even considering it in the first place! This is great news for the many residents against lane reduction in ONEN. … Continue reading Victory with City Council!