Rick Freund: Breckenridge as Disneyland? | SummitDaily.com

Rick Freund: Breckenridge as Disneyland?

Giant red plastic cones with laminated plastic “no parking” signs are now clogging up what has already become a cluttered downtown Breckenridge. Really Breckenridge – is this the best you can do? Print out a few sheets of computer paper and laminate them and stick them to a plastic cone and drop them all over downtown? Along with blinking speeding signs, shuttle pick-up signs, and pedestrian crossing signs our town looks more and more like L.A. every day. Seems that every business on Main St. also thinks it’s necessary to blast music from their establishments lately too. What for? To attract customers? Give me a break. All it does is make our Main St, which is pretty much a parking lot of a traffic jam every day, feel even more mucked up. It sounds like you are walking down a college dorm hallway, not a quaint Victorian street. As more food carts and rickshaws pop up we move one step closer to being Ski Disneyland and the character of our town slips away faster and faster. We are already beyond capacity in this town for people and cars, why make it seem even more cluttered with all this other crap. Next I picture seven Ripperoo mascots parading up and down Main St. posing for pictures. Ugh.

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