"The news is welcomed by the Old North End Neighborhood board, which recently approved a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan"; Are they paying for changes?
There should be no reduction in lanes and I am all for expansion on Nevada. Kathleen Krager is a city mouth piece. What spurred this study? Has it shown on a 10 year plan or did it suddenly appear because a rich neighborhood group found a way to reduce traffic. In this plan of moving the traffic to Nevada has the city mentioned they also want to put a trolley down Nevada. The old north end is making sure to reduce their neighborhood traffic.
A new tax for street repair and the rich of the old north end get special treatment. Your housing values can increase while the city extends Centennial through a poor neighborhood to increase our traffic, with no pedestrian access to the green ways or park on the other side.
Any pedestrian and cycling friendly solutions are to be highly encouraged!
Yet not a word from the Mayor on how he plans to pay for this.
this woman obviously DOES NOT drive on these streets or live in the old north end...she needs to get up at 6am and sit out and watch the "low volume " of traffic EVERYWHERE even the side streets. she needs to pay attention.
North Nevada Avenue was a state highway until October 1, 2007. By formal agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), North Nevada Avenue is now a City street. CDOT design and access requirements are no longer applicable to this section of Nevada Avenue.
I-25 is the major north-south corridor a few blocks west of Nevada. A single lane in each direction is sufficient to carry the current volume on Nevada with the exception of the Uintah intersection. I drive Nevada daily and strongly support this plan.
CMHS1979, you're right. It's gonna happen regardless. The local politicians have closed the files to us commoners now that we've started asking question. An apparently gone by their "manual" that says they don't have to disclose any public or private property acquisitions until it's done. There's $$$ in it for the politicians and the Broadmoor so who cares about the public.
A note to Rocket625 -Complain all you want to about us "leftists", but let me tell you something. In contrast to those whose mantra is "It's MY money, I earned every penny, and the government is not entitled to ANY of it", we proud leftists, progressives, and liberals are willing to support, with our money and our voices, those amenities that benefit us all. Do you like nice parks, open space, and those facilities that make our lives in Colorado Springs more enjoyable? Well guess what -you have to PAY for them. Sometimes you have to FIGHT for them.
I grew up in this city and have watched it decline for 30 years. The BEST things we have in Colorado Springs are our open spaces and the beauty of our surroundings. I maintain that no community in the U.S. has a more beautiful natural setting than that of Colorado Springs. We should be a world-class city, one that people are clamoring to move to. Instead, we are all too often a laughingstock of the state and the country. Why? Close-minded conservatism is one. Another is the secrecy, opacity, and corruption endemic in our local politics. The debate surrounding the land swap, with the city's refusal to release the details of appraisals of PUBLIC LAND, and the refusal of the Broadmoor to release a detailed site plan for its proposed use of Strawberry Fields, is yet another sad example.
To those of us who want to preserve the Strawberry Fields open space: make no mistake, this land swap is going to be approved. It is a foregone conclusion, and it matters not one bit what thousands of us think. Only one person's opinion in this debate matters -that of Mr. Anschutz. Why? I could give you a billion reasons.
no matter what happens if the Broadmoor wants and no matter what the benefit to the city -- the same rent a mob people are going to spring in to action and SCREAM its not fair. The leftists will do the usual lawsuit stuff and will attempt to stop all progress then likely get tired out and the land will belong to the city except the horse stables. The cost to the tax payers will end up in the pockets of fancy lawyers.
how long until the price doubles because the left wing lawyers want to cash in and start suing everybody involved because of the "environment"
I don't want to comment on the plans for Nevada until I've seen more specifics, but this proposal makes total sense for Weber, Tejon, and Cascade - those streets are very, very quiet, so reducing the amount of pavement that's vulnerable to being potholed by heavy vehicles is a smart way to save money on maintenance. Considering that at the same time this will make that neighborhood safer for people on foot, on bikes, and people who park on the street in front of their homes, and it's a slam dunk. Do it!
when will the old fart teabaggers learn? they can pay now or pay ten times more later...
maybe they are so old they just don't care about the later part... typical short sighted thinking around here.
Dam Fountain Creek where? There's no good place to do so north of Pinon and south of Dillion Drive.
Loevy never was very bright even before retirement.
Because Nevada Ave is still part of the state highway system as Business Route 25 and US85, dropping lanes there requires approval from CDOT, similar to requiring their approval to move the Palmer statue or redoing that intersection to move the left turns in front of the statue (instead of behind it, which is the reason for the hazard there in the first place, plus the badly-implemented traffic signals...). That approval is unlikely as it would create bottlenecks at both ends.
Besides, Nevada is still the major central north-south thoroughfare that doesn't wander all over town like Circle or Union.
P.S. You fix Cascade between Uintah and Cache La Poudre with pedestrian tunnels, not less lanes. CC can foot that bill, not the city.
Wow. I have been planning to move to the Springs, but this makes me have second thoughts. Sounds like more taxes ahead.
This deal is complete Bullshit! Cyndy Kulps letter from April 6th was spot on!
Mrs. Zubeck is indeed a 'fog-horn' Who else provides so much depth of information?
Pam Zubeck gee whiz, you are a city super-hero. It's too bad too, because that means our city has super-villains. You keep exposing them but they keep slipping back into the fog. We need to pick up the slack - you and your side-kick J. Adrian Stanley are doing too much work!
They get it wrong, the "con man" isn't Trump---it's Cruz. "Outsider", my butt! Ivy League ed, wife works on Wall St. Gets up in front of these poor dumb bubbas and tells them whatever they want to hear. Back to the Gold Standard? Why absolutely! Heidi Cruz must bust a gut over that one! All this talk while back about Trump's hands. Make Cruz take his shoes off! May be Cloven Hooves hiding in those Thom McAn's. Cruz is the Devil.
Please don't vote for Cruz! He is in favor of selling MILLIONS of acres of federal land (see link to video below). Many of us consider these lands to be a national treasure. They belong to ALL Americans. Cruz would destroy our public lands. http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/environment/article64362377.html
The Parks Department should stay out of the business of deal making with private developers and stick to managing parks. Appraisals should been done and released prior to any announcement of support by the Parks Department. Good real estate practice requires a written contract, but this is an oral agreement so no one can question it. Good exchange analysis requires that the price the Broadmoor paid for the land be considered, but instead the City allows a markup of 20 times. Now, the appraisals are a secret from the people that pay taxes. What a process.
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