Regarding the Aug. 23 letter "Cyclist: Our new bike infrastructure makes no sense"...
At Bike Colorado Springs we feel that our city should be safe to navigate for anyone, no matter their age or mode of transportation. We join the Old North End Neighborhood Association in welcoming this long-awaited traffic calming project to Cascade Avenue. Planning professionals agree that this type of lane configuration, commonly referred to as a road diet, is proven to improve safety for all roadway users. The addition of dedicated bike lanes to the roadway is not the reason for the road diet, but a beneficial side effect for bike riders in our community. We commend the city and community for taking this important step to improve safety for all public roadway users.
— Karl Stang
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