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Try another way today

Transportation Responsibility & YouMelissa LaeserSpecial to the Post Independent

Communities in Motion is celebrating alternative transportation this week. Riding the bus, carpooling, walking or biking increases our quality of life and takes cars off the road creating less congestion. This week, try a new way to get to work and help us celebrate Communities in Motion Week. Today ride the bus, carpool, walk or bike to Sayre Park from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and have some free lunch! Sandwiches will be provided by Subway, drinks by Pepsi and True Brew, and paper goods supplied by Sandys Office Supply. We want everyone to try another way to get around today and learn of the benefits of using alternative transportation. There will be several information tables, a pedestrian safety clinic and bike mechanics on hand to help get your bike ready for commuting. Join us and learn how to take cars off the road and increase our quality of life!Ride your bike on Thursday and participate in our after-work bike ride at 5 p.m. We will start at Canyon Bikes (east end of the Hotel Colorado) and ride a loop to Two Rivers Park. We will get to Two Rivers Park in time to enjoy an evening of jazz. We will have water and prizes available. Wind down on Friday and join us for a 45-minute progressive walk along the River Trail. Walkers can start anywhere along the trail from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. We will have stations set up along the trail where you can get information, maps, lunch and more!You can download a map of the citys bus routes and schedule off of the citys Web site. Please visit and look under the transportation pages. For information about bus schedules, purchasing bus passes, registering to find carpool partners or other alternative transportation options, please call 384-6437 or e-mail UpdatesWork continues on the new downtown fire station at the corner of Eighth and Cooper. There should be minimal traffic interruptions, but be alert for the detours on both Eighth and Cooper adjacent to the project.The Electric Department will be replacing direct-buried cable with conduit and new cable at the Oasis Creek Subdivision in the Columbia Court/Princeton Circle area. Work will start today.Melissa Laeser is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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