A series of workshops this month looks to discuss the future of bicycling in Colorado Springs. KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports.
The forums will help update the Colorado Springs Bike Master Plan, which lays out a ten-year strategy for the improvement of bicycling conditions in the city.
Brian Shevock is the Bicycle Coordinator for the city. He says his biggest challenge is the spread out nature of Colorado Springs.
"Our purpose here is to close the gaps," says Shevock. "That’ll be my goal for the next couple of years, is just to make sure gaps are closed, people have a way from their neighborhood to a destination that’s going to work for them."
The meetings will span the whole region and will begin on May 20th and end June 4th. Colorado recently fell to the seventh most bike friendly state according to one national survey.
The meetings take place at 6 PM at the following locations:
May 20 - Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta RoadMay 21 - Eagle View Middle School, 1325 Vindicator DriveJune 3 - Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills DriveJune 4 - Southeast YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive