Randi Hitchcock 
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Re: “North Cheyenne Cañon: No vehicles allowed?

One would think that when our beautiful parks and open spaces are the poster child to attract millions of tourists...that maybe more money should go into the TOPS program to acquire and take care of that space. Our parks are loved to death because we dont have a good park space to people ratio. Spend more money taking care of what you use to promote to tourists...not forcing the people who live here to pay to play!

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Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 02/01/2018 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Protected bike lanes take time to adjust to, as early grievances attest

It's like the city does this on purpose. The intentions are right, the prior education is NOT. Citizens feel like this is always a surprise. Here's some ideas; run some ads in the newspapers and promote the intentions on the news a few weeks before construction starts so that people are inundated with the info. Keep the lighted info signs UP for a few weeks to warn about new traffic lanes. The first few days/weeks of installment, have volunteers out there with cones to show where things are/what's happening. You can't just surprise people. There's also no education for cyclists...just look at the photo above. They think they are safer when in reality, they might be in more danger.

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Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 09/21/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Slipping away

To clear up a few things, UpaDowna is an advocate of outdoor events and all ages/ability friendly events. This promoted both so we supported it, plus....it kicked ass on the fun factor!! Next, Slide the City's costs are so expensive, they have to spend close to 3/4ths what they make, so even if they brought in close to $100,000, their costs were about $75,000...think about that first. Like any major event, costs are so great that you are not going to get rich off one event. Don't get mad at the event, get mad at people who APPROVE said events...STC got APPROVED to shut down the street and APPROVED to use the water, so...obviously someone at the city thought it was ok to do these things or else STC wouldn't have been there. Also, most neighbors didn't have a problem with the street being shut down, they had a way out, tons of cars in neighborhoods were not an issue and many said they wanted it back. This event is no different than the Color Run which is coming, will shut down major streets, pay the city money, seek volunteers and partner with a local (hopefully) nonprofit to give back the average 5-7% to their organization.

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Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 09/02/2015 at 9:25 AM

Re: “John Muir shoots video

“The fact is, the directive pertains to commercial photography and filming only – if you’re there to gather news or take recreational photographs, no permit would be required." http://www.fs.fed.us/news/releases/us-fore…

Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 11/23/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Everyone loves pedestrian malls

Parking for downtown businesses is such a bother anyways. 9 times out of 10, I can't find a spot near my destination so I either use the garages or ride a bike. I don't think "parking" is the reason to say no to a pedestrian mall. Shut down Tejon from Colorado to Platte, or even Bijou, and open it up to pedestrians, cyclists,food trucks, street performers and more. Talk about "better block"! This would be better blocks! Downtown Partnerships "First Friday Art Walk" would be much more enjoyable being able to walk back and forth across Tejon into the various galleries! Make moveable planters that fill the former street with beauty, but move to the side when there are Olympic Celebrations and other street parties. Think of the money/time that could be saved by not having to close the street for events. I don't know, maybe it's just me but I'd be downtown a lot more with Tejon closed. Right now, I avoid it at all costs.

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Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 11/10/2014 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Art Fest

Just click the link below the title at the top....http://pikespeakartfest.com/

Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 07/03/2014 at 1:56 PM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

Oddly enough,being a recent resident of up the pass, I've never heard of this place.

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Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 04/23/2014 at 10:57 PM

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