It’s easy to get frustrated about alternative forms of transportation in a Western town where cars are king, but if the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t reason enough to dream then we don’t know what is. Again, if you missed our two-part post on the past, present and future of trolleys in Colorado Springs last October, see why it’s possible Colorado Springs could have a great future AND past ahead of it: Part 1 is HERE, and Part 2 is HERE). We hope these two posts will motivate you to speak up tonight:

The Colorado Springs Streetcar Feasibility Study’s final public meeting is Wednesday, June 2…. You have one more chance to voice your opinion before the final report is written…. Citizens will have the final say on the proposed electric streetcar system in the central business district of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Potential expansions include north to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and to areas south east and west of the central business district. The study team is seeking citizen input on proposed alignments, funding sources, and vehicle types. Feedback from this meeting will be included in the final report. Stakeholders view streetcars as a way to enhance mobility and “walkability,” promote active neighborhoods, new residential, retail and business growth and employment, and improve quality of life.

The study is a citizen-driven initiative in which the private sector is exploring creative solutions to community needs. The study is funded by a combination of federal government planning grants and funds that can be used only for planning studies.

The meeting takes place at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Complete information at www.csStreetcar.com)

 

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