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Season perfect for making habit of getting around by bike or foot

Melissa LaeserSpecial to the Post Independent

School is out and the weather is warm! The seasons have changed and so should your transportation habits. Glenwood Springs is a small mountain town with excellent bicycle and pedestrian facilities why not use them?If you have to make a trip, 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 lunch-time hours can be easy if people walk, bike or ride transit to their destination. Many of the popular lunch-time destinations the post office, City Hall, the county complex, restaurants and grocery stores can be accessed by the river trail. Walking or riding to your destination can also help get you in shape for the summer season!With summer, we know kids out of school need transportation. Why not buy your child a Ride Glenwood Springs pass ($20 per month) and they can get around town in a safe and efficient manner. Parents no longer have to change their habits to transport kids put the kids on the bus and off they go!You can download a map of the citys bicycle route off of the citys Web site. Please visit and look under the transportation pages. You can also find the bus schedules and information about reducing the number of cars in town. It is never too late to change your transportation habits and increase the quality of life in Glenwood Springs. For information about bus schedules, purchasing bus passes, registering to find carpool partners or other alternative transportation options, please call 384-6437 or email updatesThe Park Drive reconstruction project from the intersection of Coach Miller Drive south to Grand Avenue will be ongoing, with paving expected during the next two weeks. Park Drive will remain closed except to local traffic until the project is completed. The city will be continuing work on the North Glenwood Sewer Improvement Project. Work will be taking place on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th streets between Laurel and Pine over the next two weeks. Work continues on the new downtown fire station at the corner of 8th & Cooper. There should be minimal traffic interruptions, but be alert for the detours on both 8th and Cooper adjacent to the project.Melissa Laeser is transportation director for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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