Im a 28 year old woman who just lost everything. My fiance and i are living over the road and we have no where to go. Any suggestions on where we can go and still be together. Hes also a welder and he will work.
Have you considered the city's statements on why they terminated this poorly planned project? It wasn't motorists rejecting bike lanes. Everyone I know talked about the dangerous design. My family was nearly broadsided twice. That never happened in the previous decade. See how how I can describe the issue without even saying "bike lanes"? But I know what you're thinking, I hate bike lanes because my family almost got killed by a broadside.
Glad the imbecilic move is coming to an end. I've seen some Bonehead moves in the past, this one qualifies as a leader on the list! Lets restrict flowing rush hour traffic, increase the roadway risk, increase the difficulty of access, (motorists making right turns for access) blame it on speeders, end lane approaching bike zone with no warning, etc. What gets me most was the dangerous multiple long right turns motorists have to make for access to Research. Somebody should be fired yesterday!!! I'm not sue happy, but I would have to support a victim or fatality of one of those long right turns!!!
Mick Ive backed you all along Ive given you your just due for your right to speak up but dude its just getting old now. We get it you didnt like Colorado Springs. Fine dont live here. I do like living here its my home and the few things I dont like or I feel need changed I advocate that change. With the problems we here in Colorado have does not make it the Hell you make it out to be. Ive been East and didnt particularly like it but I dont run it down at every drop of a hat or the people that live there. Enjoy Vermont be happy have fun and I and a lot of others will right here in Colorado. One of the great things of being American is our own personal pursuit of happiness.
Another hating cyclist rants against motorists. The more you guys keep attacking the majority of the people, the less you will be welcome in this city.
Most drivers pass bicycles with seven to ten feet of clearance, whether a line is painted on the asphalt or not. It's up to the individual cyclist to wear a reflective vest, install good LED lights, and get a rear-view mirror. Use of Lights in the daytime is required on motorcycles in 22 states, and with LED's good battery life, a lot of pedal-bikers are using daytime-running-lights. They don't see a motorcycle, they aren't going to see your bicycle either...
And if you have the money, get an action camera for your bike. I got a cheap SJ4000, which comes with both handlebar and helmet mounting hardware... you have to video more than 10,000 cars passing your bike before you get one video worth showing (to the police, other bikers, lawyers, etc), please be patient.
Take with a large dose of salt the conspiracy theories floated by the opponents of the bicycle lanes. Unfortunately, the demise of the bike lanes on Research were due in no small part by the efforts of a small group of very noisy opponents convinced that there was a secret scheme to foist bicycles on the public. So beware, Colorado Springs, there are some coming to confiscate the facts who like posting comments at 12:35 in the morning.
Who wrote this article? You should be ashamed of yourself for repeating lies that the city told us! Is that the extent of reporting these days? Should the public have to rely on their fellow citizens to share the truth with them? The bike lanes were not incidental. They were the reason for the confiscation of the lanes. They pulled the speeding excuse out of thin air! We have evidence of that. This had nothing to do with speeding and had everything to do with the $155,000 taxpayer funded Master Bike Plan. Beware, Colorado Springs! The city is coming for 16 other roads due to how they fit into the Master Bike Plan. https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/2016_2019_priority_bike_projects_list_amended_03_2016_for_atac.pdf
"the extra lane was making Research less safe"... what a bunch of bologna. Suddenly ending the third vehicle lane at Austin Bluffs (heading West on Research) and making that lane into a bike lane is what made it unsafe. Time to undo that really bad and poorly designed idea. There is a huge wide sidewalk on both sides of Research... change the law and use that for bikes and pedestrians instead. It is already there, and doesn't mess with vehicle traffic. Who feels safe riding a bike on the paved streets right next to speeding cars anyway? Not me.
In August, CDOT approved $3.75 million for a planning and environmental study. Lundeen said that analysis has been rolling along for a couple months, but will not wrap up until at least May 2018. A second study, required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), will follow the first and have to be complete before construction can begin.
The problem is that the "gap" AKA: "Worm Hole" is almost entirely in DRCOG instead of PPAG and DRCOG is focussed on immediate Denver. Further DRCOG might better be called DR CLOG with respect to auto traffic as its dream is a mass transit world based on light rail and bikes.
So when the hell are the gonna start it
What's wrong with this picture?
Don't plan on I-25 being widened anytime soon...
Thanks so much for wanting to help. There are so many worthy nonprofits in our community. Many of them are a part of our Indy Give! campaign (https://indygive.com/nonprofits/) this year and I know they would use your gift wisely. Catholic Charities (http://www.ccharitiescc.org/) is also a great local nonprofit that was willing to help us with this story and that provides a lot of our needy neighbors with the basics, such as hot meals.
Phillip Babbitt's letter is a very powerful letter. It should be read by everyone who lives in Colorado Springs and should be alarming.
This letter does not surprise me, I left Colorado Springs just over two years ago because I could no longer live among you folks. I moved to Vermont, spent two years there, Vermont rocks! I then moved to Maine for an employment offer, Maine is sweet, not as sweet as Vermont, but the folks in Maine are very friendly, accepting and the coast line is amazing.
I also believe what Mr. Babbitt is saying is one of the reasons your CC Tigers has fallen from a perennial NCAA tournament team, to one of the worst in D-1 hockey.
For a young person, Colorado Springs, the nasty right wing religion, the hatred of gay and lesbian folks that is so widespread does not seem like a fun place to live or go to school. So, young hockey talent is going elsewhere.
What young person wants to move to a city where they are going to be bombarded with extreme right wing comments, having to see open carry guns all over the place and having your right wing religion (it's not Christian) shoved into their faces. Just look at what is going on at the Air Force Academy.
Young people who do go to school there like Mr. Babbitt are going elsewhere once they graduate. Your town is not fun, your town and the majority of folks there are just nasty, angry folks, I didn't want to live around you folks anymore and I am 61, you are not an enlightening place where most young people like to live.
Unfortunately, I am convinced, you will not hear Mr. Babbitt as you will not hear me.
My suggestion to Mr. Babbitt and all the folks who hate living in Colorado Springs as much as I did...the northeast ROCKS!!!
People here are accepting, happy and fun to be around. It is beautiful here, you must come and see the fall foliage, and there is love here, unlike the anger and hate so prevalent in your city.
Thank you for the article and photographs. If the public reads this and wants to help in some way, what would you suggest?
He's still an asshole. Praises the fact that Brian mentions him positively in his press stories and yet Mike always likes to have a dig at his far more talented cousins in every interview.
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