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Try walking and bicycling

Sabrina HarrisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Post Independent Photo/Kelley Cox

When you have to make a trip around town, think about the way you are going to get there. Do you really need to get in your car or can you walk or ride a bike to your destination? Reducing the number of vehicles present during the day can be easy if people walk or bike.Walking and bicycling are great ways to commute around town. Both options provide a relaxing way to enjoy the community. Plus, you will save money and significantly reduce the amount of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions you generate each day. Looking to get fit? Try walking. Walking is the easiest way to be physically active and the most inexpensive form of commuting. Government guidelines recommend that every adult should aim to walk at least 10,000 steps per day. Burn calories while you enjoy your commute to work or through Glenwood. Ride your bike. Commuting on your bike is a way to get fit, save money and get around town. If you are tired of high gas prices and want to take action against climate change, try commuting on your bike. Many of the popular destinations – the post office, City Hall, the county complex, restaurants and grocery stores – can be accessed by the River Trail or the Rio Grande Trail through town. The Rio Grande Trail stretches from Glenwood Springs all the way to Aspen, uniting valley communities through a nonmotorized transportation system. The multi-use trail has 44 continuous miles protected from vehicular traffic, except at intersections. Most of the trail is paved, with the exception of an 11-mile, soft-surface stretch from Woody Creek to Aspen. This summer, enjoy the community by making a difference in our community. Instead of commuting with your car, try walking or riding your bike. It will save you money, get you fit and help you enjoy life more. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you and the environment. Once or twice a week can make a difference in you and the environment.Glenwood has a great public transportation system; park your car and enjoy our trails or use our local or regional bus system. What a great way to enjoy our community.

Donegan Road will be closed to through traffic between Vista Drive and Sunny Acres Road. The closure will remain in effect until June 7. Residents living west of Sunny Acres Road will still have one way access from the east only. The closure is to facilitate the installation of a storm drain system, retaining walls, and to complete the sidewalks and paving. The city of Glenwood Springs and Martinez Western would like to thank you for your patience while this work takes place.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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