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Reader: Reducing lanes for bikes increases danger for kids

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Reducing lanes on Cascade and the other streets to one lane will force traffic on the other neighborhood streets (“Keep it rollin’,” Letters). This increases the danger to children trying to play in or near the street.

Reducing lanes also increases the length of the column of cars on the main streets, especially during rush hour. It is already hard to go east-west across the traffic for both motorists and children going to school. I see this several times per week as I drive east and west through the North End. There are four schools where children have to go east or west.

And everyone going to a new downtown stadium (or even to a restaurant or store, or bank, lawyer, bookstore or library) will have to go on the interstate — interpreting Councilor Gaebler quoted in the newspaper. No thanks!

— William Escovitz, Colorado Springs

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