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
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