Glenwood Springs is desperate for traffic management |

Glenwood Springs is desperate for traffic management

Dear Editor,

I fully concur with Fred Stewart that we are desperate for traffic management. Routing traffic, enforcement of speed and noise restriction, pedestrian safety, protection of homes, businesses, and people who live and work on Grand Avenue are all essential and all very neglected priorities. Our city is quickly losing its charm.

Mr. Stewart also assesses the re-paving project as purely aesthetic. Certainly, it does nothing to address the real concerns and in fact will probably make speeding worse, safety more difficult, and quality of life worse for business and residents of Grand Avenue.

Also in the paper was Marianne Virgili’s comments regarding the Wing Street project, a part of the re-paving plan from CDOT. While I could write a whole letter on that alone, I will simply ask just who was involved in the “recent CDOT Workshops that revealed a vast majority of supportive public comments.”

Was that the recent CDOT meeting that attracted a couple hundred of the more than 8,000 residents? Even if all the residents who attended the meeting supported the project, and they did not, that is not a vast majority of anything, unless you count the 7,800 residents who were not involved in the discussions or decisions regarding Grand Avenue. Now that’s a vast majority.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we did have a forum, and if that forum were to actually address the real road and traffic problems and their solutions, instead of mulling that very important issue of street beautification?

Cheryl Cain

Glenwood Springs

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