In January the Colorado Springs Gazette claimed in an editorial that “On the surface in this year’s election, for council and mayoral candidates, are miles and miles of bike lanes added to city streets by city Traffic Engineering…”. As the April election approaches it came as no surprise that the Gazette announced their Battle of the Bike Lanes on February 25th at 6pm. This forum will be moderated by a KKTV Representative and will focus on bike lanes and their role throughout our community. We at Bike Colorado Springs were glad to get an invite to be on this panel and will speak on behalf of bicycling and safe transportation choices throughout our region.
There will be no live questions taken from the audience, all questions will be solicited in advance and must be submitted either on The Gazette’s website or in writing at the entrance to the debate.
We hope that you will join us to support safe transportation options at this forum. Despite the divisive battle moniker we hope for conversions that bring citizens of our city closer together. We truly believe that citizens can come together to support more safe ways to get around our city even if they never plan to ride a bike.
Pannel Facebook Event Listing
For more information on The Gazette’s event visit the Facebook event page below:
Battle of the Bike Lanes, a community conversation
Bike Valet – monitered bike parking
BCS is in the process of organizing a Bike Valet, so while bike parking at Studio Bee is usually minimal we hope that anyone who can will choose to arrive by bike. For more information visit the Facebook event below:
Ride Your Bike to The Battle of the Bike lanes Facebook Event
Bike Lane Conversations Continued
Bike Colorado Springs also plans to host a Conversation Continuation, open to anybody in attendance to further the dialog after the panel discussion. The Carter Payne is opening on a Monday, when they are normally closed, to support this continued conversation. Facebook event below:
Bike Lane Conversations Continued Facebook Event