Does City Council have any control over bike lanes?

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?

Candidate stances on road dieting

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

Millennials are driving more than in years past.

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.

Mayor Suthers says we should be more involved in master plans. Here are 5 reasons that doesn’t make sense.

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.

“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.”