Stop de-icing roads |

Stop de-icing roads

I was reading your article June 24 about the roadside trees when I realized the dead trees are just one of the symptoms of Summit County’s problems.

During the rapid growth in the county, we have lost our vision of what a truly quality resort area we could have and have settled for a franchised extension of urban America. With this has come the traffic and all the other problems of the urban lifestyle.

Mr. Polhemus’ statement, “unless you keep people from driving or put governors on their cars to keep them from driving fast” is the answer.

Stop putting the de-icing solutions on the roads.

This will help save money for the county and will help stimulate businesses such as selling snow tires, tow trucks, restaurant and lodging. Let’s slow down so we can see all the dead trees and enjoy the true mountain adventure of driving in the snow.

The other option is to think out of the box and provide a transportation system.

Yes, we do have the Summit Stage, but Americans must have their cars. With some vision, we could create a unique resort by connecting the ski areas and towns with lifts and train systems, creating a regional resort with a true alpine experience and not transpose an extension of suburbia.

The choice to preserve the quality lifestyle that brought us to Summit County is ours to make. Work out of the box, or just let it happen.

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