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Re: “Reader: Bike lanes equal less traffic, and it's working

The traffic has moved to the only other through street, Nevada Avenue

Posted by Donna Drialo on 09/20/2018 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Reader: Bike lanes equal less traffic, and it's working

My question was to point out the fact that the traffic has to go somewhere. Yes, the traffic may have calmed on Cascade. However, the traffic has moved somewhere else, increasing the volume on neighboring streets.

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Posted by Amy Middleton McCord on 09/20/2018 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Reader: Bike lanes equal less traffic, and it's working

The letter is only one paragraph long, yet you seem to have not read it. As stated in the letter, as well as many traffic studies, traffic looks for and finds alternative routes.
This very traffic pattern is what Colorado Avenues and Manitou Avenue will also have when the work is completed. As a Manitou resident, I welcome it.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jasmine on 09/20/2018 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Reader: Bike lanes equal less traffic, and it's working

Where did the traffic go if it is no longer as busy on Cascade?

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Amy Middleton McCord on 09/19/2018 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

509 E. Vermijo. Take a look around.
Or, check out the area West from S. Royer and Sante Fe street.
Both of these areas have huge 10 cubic yard dumpsters. Both of the areas have trash all over the place.
Not the job of volunteers to be putting trash into a dumpster that the people living right beside it won't use...

This is well charity with well intentions gone awry.

The ACLU should be making legal attempt to save Mother Nature from the horde that is living along our waterways.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 09/19/2018 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

Its silly to blame the ACLU for the homeless problems in our community. All they are saying is that laws that criminalize homelessness are not a solution. For what it costs tax payers to incarcerate homeless people for the crimes they commit, say like sleeping in a park overnight, the community could build plenty of affordable housing units. Its just that city and county governments dont want to address or spend money on affordable housing; thus, our current situation exists. Its a lot easier to blame people for their homeless state and to pass laws criminalizing homelessness than it is to step up and provide leadership on housing. The ACLU is trying to push governments to take the harder route, and that is what is needed to make a dent in the homeless problem. I mean, the City for Champions raised how many millions to build an Olympic Museum but not one dime for affordable housing to accommodate the poor people displaced by Urban Renewal? We bring this on ourselves and it is our leaders who are failing us, not the ACLU or homeless people themselves.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 09/19/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump

awww, the gullible trumpites sure love their p@$$y grabber.

cheeto man will win in 2020... just kidding, he will be in prison.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 09/19/2018 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump

Aww you dont like Trump? Nobody cares go cry into your pillow.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Trump2020 on 09/19/2018 at 3:10 AM

Re: “Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump

Good for you i didn't vote for that orange muppet either. i just hope all his shenanigans have soured his re-election.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/18/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Concrete Couch: We're making "A Place for All to Meet and Make"

Who owns all the five gallon buckets full of feces?

Where are the 80-120 homeless at the site using the bathroom?

Follow Shooks Run to the South from Costilla. Notice the 10 yard dumpster; notice all the trash in the area?

Ask yourself - with 80-120 homeless living there; why are volunteer groups needed to pick up the trash? One hundred homeless; and volunteer groups are having to pick up the trash?

Something has already gone wrong with this particular social experiment.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/18/2018 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Reader: Why we voted for Trump, in reality

Thats why i voted for Trump too but the liberal bedwetters wont admit it.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Trump2020 on 09/18/2018 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

You want to help, but you really can't tell who to help. It can be disheartening to hand your last dollar to a homeless woman and realize she has a better set of earbuds in than you do..
The filth that is building up in the wooded areas around our city is horrendous. Those were my favorite places as a child. Now, you can't let your child near the wild places for fear of half naked pissing homeless men.
Downtown looks like a nightmare. Every street corner has someone parked on it with a hand out. There has to be a better way to deal with it than "Get a job!" or "Get out of my town!" because apparently those 2 things aren't cutting it.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by T. Bakk on 09/17/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

"Do they really have any intention of helping themselves or are we just enabling them? " Both. We have friends the work with the missions and churches to try to help these people and the answer they get is "no". I don't want to work, they don't want to be responsible, they want everything handed to them without having to work for it. They are lazy and don't care about anything but themselves. Yet, we give them everything that they need to stay in the streets and "camp" along our rivers while polluting everything around them with trash, drug paraphernalia, pot smoke, and human excrement.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sean Reese on 09/17/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

Bus tickets to Los Angeles. Legal weed, and the weather is better. I think they'd like it there.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jingo_Balls on 09/17/2018 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

I'm not sure you should push your weight around. We've got 100 pissed off dudes, and a 3-D printer. A pretty industrial camper makes filament from plastic garbage. There's a lot of ingenuity and anger in those trees. You would be wise to extend "squirrel rights" to my merry men, since you cannot extend human rights. We are the merry men of Sherwood! No has ever vanquished us!

0 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by realloco on 09/17/2018 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Reader: Your donations are ruining our city

Our well intentioned charities are functioning as endless clothes emporiums. Day after day; they will give endless bags full of clothes out - endless as in does a transient need a pair of ski boots?
Here. Have a pair of ski boots. Never mind that they will end up on the trailside; or end the creek. By the way; here's a blender too. Ah, no electricity? No problem; have a nice day; and just leave the clothes that don't fit along the path also.

Take a walk around the paths, the trails, our once litter and trash free outdoor areas. This is a behavior problem that needs to change. Our city should not be used as an open litter box by those that are supposed to be benefiting from our generosity.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/13/2018 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Reader: What's really keeping America great

damn straight nancy.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/12/2018 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Reader: What's really keeping America great

I like Subway Sandwiches also..........................I'm too Old for Nurse's !

Cleveland Clinic predicts major Changes in Healthcare Delivery by 2025.

Posted by frank1946 on 09/11/2018 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Reader: Why we voted for Trump, in reality

I'll take, "what is a racist, for 200 Alex"

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 09/11/2018 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Reader: Why we voted for Trump, in reality

Nothing you say will cleanse your guilt.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by 1124victor on 09/10/2018 at 7:42 PM

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