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Six lanes are the answer, and let’s get started

Anthony W. Lena

The bus lanes discussed in the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) newest plan for Interstate 70 congestion reminds me a lot of the Frisco roundabout.

Granted, traffic congestion has been reduced by the roundabout, but really, wouldn’t a yield sign have been just as effective and millions less expensive (let alone the since-deceased, $40,000 bronze elk)?

In contrast, maybe we should see if the Front Range skier is willing to ride a bus. Perhaps there should be a park-and-ride at the Morrison exit with buses leaving every 15 minutes or so to each resort.

If the Front Range skier won’t ride the bus under these circumstances, what makes CDOT think that after spending billions, anyone will ride the new system?

And just to open another can of worms, what will we do in the summer? Have campers load all their gear on a bus?

The only solution is six or eight lanes to Denver. Let’s get started now and stop talking about it already.

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