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So the weed that you can get without fear of jail is not good enough for you? I suggest you return from whence you came. Please.
Indy.... how is this even a news story?
Thank you John Olson and to Colorado Springs Urban Intervention for taking on the transportation infrastructure issues.
It is unfortunate that Colorado Springs was built out over the last ~20 or so years without adequate planning for non-motorized use and many of the larger intersections and corridors that one would use for transportation by human means are grossly lacking in protection for vulnerable roadway users.
I don't blame the city outright, it just wasn't something that they thought of, as cycling for the most part has been a recreational pursuit for a large majority of users. With our off-street trail systems, bike lane infrastructure already in place and beautiful climate, many in our region thought we already had enough to get people out and recreating.
We did. They recreated.
But a fundamental shift has been occurring in many regions in the US with the bicycle being adopted as much more than just a recreational pursuit. People are starting to use it as a means of active transportation and within cities most trips of the 3-5 mile length (the highest percentage), utilizing a bicycle as your means of transportation is not only possible, it many times can be easier.
The cities that have figured this out and have been investing in infrastructure that makes a bicycle a viable transportation choice for a wide swath of their residents are the ones reaping the greatest benefit from that very intentional choice. Instead of just building or refitting roadways for automobiles, they are making great strides to creating an environment which works extremely well for multiple modes of travel.
The "Killing Zone", the section of Tejon traveling south under the I25 overpass and down beyond Motor City Drive to the intersection at Cheyenne Blvd got it's name from me due to the many cyclists that I interact with over the past 13 years that feel safe riding through that area in a group but flat out avoid it riding singly "because I feel that I'd be killed". We're vulnerable roadway users for a reason.
A better term for the condition that has been allowed to persist, especially on the southbound leg where the bike lane (which is totally disregarded by a high percentage of the automobiles coming off the Motor City off ramp, rolling the red and driving diagonally across it) disappears beyond Motor City Drive is a "High Conflict Zone" as that is what you have when multiple types of vehicles are attempting to occupy the same space. I rarely roll through it without encountering some form of conflict that while easy enough for me to manage is not a comfortable situation for less road-savvy cyclists to negotiate and those are the ones that will create a more cycling-friendly Colorado Springs when they feel safe to head out onto the roadways.
Look for more regarding High Conflict Zones in the future as our cycling advocates work with the City to create a better, safer and more accommodating environment for all roadway users.
Pedal On ~ Allen
Hey....Jeff and Kathy, MS is caused by a long term highly acidic diet. If you want to stabilize and cure Kathy you have to learn about the body's alkalinity and it will take a plant based alkaline diet. Read the pH Miracle by Dr. Robert O Young and cure her. MJ will not cure MS alkalinity will !!!
i lived in colorado for the last year and its all a scam, i can get better smoke and its cheaper in wisconsin. I stopped smoking in colorado because it wasn't worth it and now have moved back to wisconsin for better jobs and better pay. Stay in your home state it will be a few years but it will be legal in this country soon.
The Dr gives you a temporary red card which can be used the minute you get out of the office.
At recreational Marijuana stores in Manitou Springs potency labeling is mandatory. You can't get stiffed on the quality when it is right there on the label what % of THC is in your flower or other Marijuana product. Our first Recreational Marijuana shop should be open soon. We also require contaminant testing nobody wants to smoke pesticides or mold. Alternatively if they are interested in trying edibles or concentrates I am sure we can find someone with experience that would be willing and able to help her learn how to regulate her dosage. We are in fact considering enacting legislation that will require this type of training before some people are allowed to purchase high potency edibles and concentrates. Marijuana legalization is new and there will be bumps in the road, but here in Manitou we hope to make the path easier and safer to navigate for any interested in traveling down it.
It is very possible that they moved here and got the referral they needed from a Doctor and have been purchasing their MMJ using their application as "temporary" approval. It's allowed when it's a new Red Card James MC with certain limitations like "can't purchase after 5pm" etc. I think they're just griping just to gripe. They can say whatever they want, I've had some pretty potent strains from Colorado Springs dispensaries, I don't think I could handle anything stronger. *shrug*
That's what I'm wondering, James. Took me longer than 10 days to get a red card. I also don't understand the move to the Springs area instead of Denver or Boulder, or any of the other states with MMJ. We legalized rec mj statewide, but again why CS for that, and since they weren't looking for rec weed, why not go elsewhere? If true, then they really didn't do their research, which probably explains why they are buying crappy strains.
Should have moved to Boulder.
Let's put an end to the "Shall the city keep it or Mothball Drake" discussion. Ask 3 environmental firms, with no ties to Colorado Springs, to do a 100% cost assessment with timelines for removal of the facility including mitigation costs (removal and disposal of waste). Construction and financing costs for a new turn key replacement. Then cost out the projects to the rate payers in terms of higher utility rates and watch the "Deer in front of the headlights" expressions on the faces of the citizens who don't want pay for anything.
Until this community wakes up and realizes that "stuff" cost money and eventually we will all have to pay the piper for the "sins of our fathers" and their lack of courage in looking down the road of Colorado Springs future by preparing for the Future. A person in the know said, "The front range will become a megalopolis but my fear is that Colorado Springs won't be part of it."
It's past time for the city to shed TABOR like the 23 year old out of style rag that it is.
Bill, there you go again! Reading! Bringing up facts! How dare you try and pop the bubble of these "movers & shakers" that this will be an end all to our problems of bad roads, flooding, IT problems, and the list goes on.
Just where are these $70M in donations coming from? Colorado Springs doesn't have the industrial or corporate headquarter base that Ohio does. Venture capital funds fly over Colorado Springs. Doubt if the existing non-profits will donate with the exception of the El Pomar or one of Anchutz's organizations. Maybe they'll start passing the hat at council/utilities meetings or the Gazette will start holding bake sales at the Farmer's markets.
This community has already sunk $31M into the USOC with very little return. If the USOC will not fund their own museum, then it's time (as one Washington Post article said) to send the USOC down the road.
From a learned friend, "Cheerleading or Boosterism are bad journalsim and business."
The couple moved here a week and a half ago.
Pray tell - just how did they get a red card that fast? It takes getting a Colorado ID first - and that alone would take at least 10 days, then you have to see a doctor, mail that mmj application in and then wait for the redcard in the mail.
I am calling BS on this.
I am simply not surprised. I waited, watched and from experience both with the natural foods industry and BOD and all that comes with it, there are bound to be these sorts of issues.
I live on the east side of the Springs and often commute to work on a bicycle from my home in Stetson Hills down to the airport where I work. Except for one sad "bike lane" on Tutt, by the Sky Sox stadium, there are no bike lanes at all, anywhere, that I have seen, east of Powers, or even near Powers. Only a loony would even think of riding a bike on Powers, but fortunately for me, I've found back roads to commute on. Most of the area I ride don't even have sidewalks, never mind an honest to god bike lane. I'd love to see better infrastructure of any kind here, but good luck getting the tax averse citizens of this town to even think about funding it.
Sometimes it is those motivational fitness cyclists who endanger those of us who use bikes for transportation and just enjoyment. I have often been overtaken and pushed aside by packs of lycra wearing helmetheads who find my more leisurely pace in a bike lane too much, or rather, too little, for them to handle. Excellent article.
first of all, who goes to the springs for weed? they have the worst dispensaries down there...that buy all the worst leftover shit from other places in the state
Thousands of people benefit from Medical Marijuana in Colorado Springs every single day. Some guy from Tennessee can't find his way to a good source in his first week and it's a big news story ? A week on temp paperwork doesn't make you a marijuana expert.
Dang looky there....we even have indoor plumbing...and most of us have a full set of teeth and went to school and can read past the 3rd grade.
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