Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rightsizing or tightsizing of city roads?

Posted By on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:13 AM

The idea of slicing a lane of traffic off Cascade Avenue, and other north-south routes through the Old North End, drew a big crowd to City Auditorium last evening.
click to enlarge It was almost standing room only at City Auditorium on Tuesday for a meeting about "right sizing" Cascade Avenue and other routes. - PAM ZUBECK
  • Pam Zubeck
  • It was almost standing room only at City Auditorium on Tuesday for a meeting about "right sizing" Cascade Avenue and other routes.
The Old North End Neighborhood and Colorado College would like to see a reduction in lanes of some roads to allow bicycle and pedestrian traffic, but some residents are opposed.

We wrote about this issue in a story that appeared in the April 13 issue.

The city seems to be moving full steam ahead with the plan. City Council will consider it later this month.

Here's an outline provided by the city that supports the plan:

And here's a hand-out from the meeting from those who are skeptical:

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