Restore Research Parkway

$580 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
RM
Rebecca Marshall  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
In late September 2016, the City of Colorado Springs took away 2 lanes of our 6 lane road, Research Parkway, and replaced them with bike lanes.  The average citizen was shocked to learn of this decision.  We weren't given a head's up about the project and did not receive any emails from the city that they were considering this change.  The cycling community, on the other hand, had been personally contacted by the traffic engineers clear back in May of 2016.  The city hopes this change will force us to ride our bicycles to commute to our jobs and for shopping trips.  We don't agree.  We want our Parkway returned to 6 lanes!  We're a grassroots group of ordinary citizens who resent this attack on our quality of life.  Also, we have serious safety concerns about more congested traffic and the fact the city has put these very few cyclists on a 45 mph road right alongside cars.  We'd like to purchase signs, additional banners, and door tags to be able to promote our cause.  Our petion is at  https://www.change.org/p/mayor-restore-research-to-6-lanes-comment-if-you-sign-this-petition
If you'd like to donate, feel free.  Any excess funds at the end of this community activism will be given to Care and Share Food Bank.
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$580 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Created December 2, 2016
AD
$40
Angela Dougan
3 months ago
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Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets - Ronald Reagan

JJ
$50
Janet Jones
3 months ago
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I am so frustrated and worried about the danger created by the removal of our far right lane along Research. Getting on from the side streets, April Dr. in my case, had always been a bit scary, especially after a snowstorm when the side streets are icy and never plowed. At least that right lane was there as a buffer in case of a skid. Now we must merge into lanes where cars are already up to 50+ mph! And for what? In the 4.5 years I have lived along Research I have seen only a handful of bikes pass by and never in winter. So why are we endangering the lives of thousands of drivers along a busy road for these literally few bicyclists??? Please take down these lane barriers and allow sensible merging onto and off of Research again - at the very least during winter months when no one is biking and the rest of us are just trying to merge safely.

LS
$50
larry stein
3 months ago
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$30
Anonymous
3 months ago
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JF
$100
James Ferguson
3 months ago
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I want my road back!

SK
$20
Stephen Klukovich
3 months ago
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$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
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$50
Mel Feeley
3 months ago
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Research is on the other side of my backyard. Drove it one day and it was completed. Couldn't believe it. Eliminate one whole lane of traffic for the rare bicycle. Confusing and no merging lane for side streets. I knew it had to be part of a bigger agenda. Part of the diabolical left, no doubt.

TP
$30
Tami Pua
3 months ago
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PS
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Patricia Sauget
3 months ago
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