GAPP is coming …TRY another way to get to work |

GAPP is coming …TRY another way to get to work

Melissa Laeser
Glenwood Springs Transportation Manager

The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that the Grand Avenue Paving Project (GAPP) will begin this summer. Traffic on Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs will be moving at a snail’s pace. Traffic congestion will increase and your commute will be affected.

Eighty-one percent of Glenwood Springs’ commuters get to and from work in their car by themselves every day. These cars add to the traffic congestion and make commute times longer for those from Parachute to Aspen.

During the GAPP, we encourage you to TRY another form of transportation for your commute. Help create less traffic moving through the construction zone.

The bus is very convenient for commuting with park-and-rides throughout the valley and stops close to major employment centers.

Carpooling can save you money, make your commute more interesting, and take more cars off of Grand Avenue. The city government’s Transportation Demand Management office can personally match you in a car pool that is just right for you.

Healthy lifestyles depend on working out. Walking or biking to work gives you your daily dose of exercise. We can personally match you with people from your neighborhood with whom you can walk or bike to work.

If you think that you will be trapped at work with no freedom because you have no car, think again! We now have a guaranteed ride home program for times when you need to get home in case of an unplanned event. Call for information and see if you qualify for this free benefit.

For information on using the bus, finding a car pool, finding walking and biking partners, or for the guaranteed ride home program, call 384-6437.

Take action and remove more cars off the road by using alternative forms of transportation for your commute.

Information: 384-6437 or e-mail to This column appears every other Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life.

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