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What you can do to support safer infrastructure

Contact the Mayor

As we have said before, positive letters to city staff have an impact on their decisions.

Mayor John Suthers
30 S. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
jsuthers@springsgov.com

Write a Letter

As much as our city staff need to hear about what you think about our safer infrastructure, the public does as well. Letters to the editor are great forums to express your opinion and make sure that your voice is heard.

Our two newspapers in the Pikes Peak region are The Colorado Springs Gazette and the Colorado Springs Independent

opinion@gazette.com
letters@csindy.com

Speak Out

There are many public forums in the community for your voice to be heard, below are three of the most influential in terms of safer on street bike infrastructure. All three of these groups mentioned below make time in their meetings for public comments, some boards even have current vacancies if you would like to apply to become a board member.

City Council

City council is made up of elected official from around our city. Each district has one representative and there are two at-large representatives that represent the city as a whole. The city council meets the second and forth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. ; each meeting includes a citizens comment section where citizens are welcome to present for three minutes on any topic related to city business.

Colorado Springs City Council
107 N. Nevada Ave.
#300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
allCouncil@springsgov.com

If you want to contact your City Council representative directly you can find their information at this link

CTAB – Citizen Transportation Advisory Board

The Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB) advises City Council on multi-modal transportation systems. Members of the board have an interest or expertise in transportation. CTAB Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Metro Transit (1015 Transit Drive)

ATAC – Active Transportation Advisory Committee

Active Transportation Advisory Committee (otherwise known as ATAC) serves as advocates and an advisory committee focusing on cycling, running and other forms of active lifestyles within the city limits. This committee weighs in on topics such as bike lanes and trail connections and reports to CTAB. Meetings take place the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the City Administration Building (30 S. Nevada Ave.), Suite 102

Get Outside

Finally, the most important thing you can do is to Get Outside: go for a run, go for a walk, or go for a ride. Go enjoy and celebrate our safer bike infrastructure and calmer streets. It’s been proven that cities with more people riding bikes are safer for bike riders than cities with less bike riders. While you use our new safer bike infrastructure, your use will be demonstrate to our fellow residents that we want more safe bike infrastructure because we safely use what we have.

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