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2021 City Council Candidate Survey

Post Series: Election 2021

The upcoming Colorado Springs Municipal Election on April 6, 2021 will include elections for all six district level city council seats. We will be updating our main post on the 2021 City election with general election information as well as information on surveys from other organizations.

We have sent our survey to candidates Tuesday, March 2nd and will be publishing responses as recieved here on this post.

Candidate Responses

All Candidate Responses viewable here – 2021 Candidate Responses

Responses Received – Updated March 12th

District 1
Jim Mason – Jim Mason Candidate Response
Michael Seeger – Michael Seeger Candidate Response
Glenn Carlson –  Glenn Carlson Candidate Response
Dave Donelson – Dave Donelson Candidate Response

District 2
David Geislinger – David Geislinger Candidate Response
David Noblitt – David Noblitt Candidate Response

District 3
Richard Skorman (I) – Richard Skorman Candidate Response

District 4
Regina English – Regina English Candidate Response

District 5
Nancy Henjum – Nancy Henjum Candidate Response

Spring 2021 Colorado Springs City Council Election information

Election Day – April 6th 2021
We have compiled information from the city’s website about the upcoming municipal elections.

Redistricting Effective for 2021
Please be aware that the city of Colorado Springs recently completed a redistricting process in 2020, please confirm your district when researching the candidates.

2021 City Council
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2021 Bike Colorado Springs Candidate Survey
Colorado Springs City Council election

First we ask for a bit more information about the candidate, followed by questions to learn more about their stances on roadway safety, transportation and Colorado Springs city plans. We’ll share these unedited responses with our 2,500+ followers in the Pikes Peak Region to help them make an informed decision when filling out their ballots this year.

Question 1
On average, how often do you ride a bike?

Question 2
On average, how often do you walk for recreation or transportation?

Question 3
On average, how often do you take public transportation?

Question 4
How is bicycling, walking, or public transportation important to you?

Roadway Safety

With 50 traffic fatalities, 2020 was the deadliest year on record for Colorado Springs, the rate of increase out-pacing the State of Colorado;  9% of 554 statewide deaths occurred locally as compared to 7% statewide in 2019.  Of the 632 Coloradans who died on our roadways in 2018, our state’s deadliest year since 2002 (of whom 48 died in Colorado Springs) at least 54 of the statewide crashes were attributed to distracted driving. Meanwhile, little funding is dedicated to infrastructure improvements that protect vulnerable road users or encourage safe and attentive roadway behavior.

Question 5
What actions would you take to support improving infrastructure designed to protect or otherwise make vulnerable road users (bike riders & pedestrians) safer?

Question 6
How would you support a citywide program or strategy (such as Vision Zero) to improve roadway safety with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries?


Transportation has a large impact on our environment and economy as the 2nd largest household expense behind housing and Colorado’s leading source of emissions. Bike riding, walking and transit are great ways to reduce these impacts while moving people more efficiently.  With a projected population nearing 600,000 by 2050 our city will need a transportation system that can move more people.

Question 7
Will you support increased funding for infrastructure for walking, biking, and transit?

Question 8
How will you support policies that increase opportunities for Colorado Springs residents to bike, walk, take transit?

City Plans

Multiple city plans have been recently adopted by city council, where others are still in process. These plans dictate how, as a City, we’ve decided that we want our city to grow, transform, and get around. 

Colorado Springs bicycle master plan (2018); this plan has established a vision and roadmap for how Colorado Springs can provide a level of programming and bike infrastructure across the entire city that accommodates the range of users who want and need to bicycle around our city.

Colorado Springs newly adopted (2019) comprehensive plan, spells out the role land use, transportation, neighborhoods, businesses and destinations play as our city grows. Chapeter 3 of PlanCOS, Unique Places, identifies the role land use plays in creating “walkable, healthy, and magnetic activity centers”. Chapter 5 of PlanCOS, Strong Connections, expresses a vision of how our city “adapts to how we move by transforming our corridors to support our future generations’ health and mobility needs, enhancing economic vibrancy, upgrading infrastructure, and improving regional connectivity.”

A citywide transportation study was launched in 2020: To build on the City’s comprehensive plan, a year long process was kicked off which “will lay out the next 20 years of transportation planning, infrastructure, and improvements in Colorado Springs”.

Question 9
What are your highest priorities related to the BikeCOS! master plan?

Question 10
How will you support ConnectCOS and the adoption of the Intermodal Mobility Plan?

Question 11
How do you intend to support and implement the Strong Connections vision in PlanCOS?

Question 12
PlanCOS Speaks to land use in the Unique Places chapter; what role do you see land use playing in creating inviting places throughout our city?

Other Comments

Question 13
Is there anything else you would like Bike Colorado Springs to know about your positions or candidacy?

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