Tom Castrigno: Transportation alternatives needed in Summit |

Tom Castrigno: Transportation alternatives needed in Summit

Parking is not only a problem in Breckenridge, the rest of the county is beginning to have issues as well. Getting to the root of the problem seems to be the most effective approach.

First address the number of cars in the county. Allowing use of the I-70 shoulder as an HOV (four passengers or more) lane on peak travel days could be a start; the zipper lane is an overpriced bad idea that will only make traffic bad in both directions on I-70.

Next, get people around easily without their cars. Breck could consider running a direct shuttle from the outlying skier lots to downtown. Frisco could bring back the Flyer.

Finally, address the culture of the American car with a campaign to promote the benefits of leaving the car behind.

There is nothing to lose with any of these items. If each of us considers our own habits and looks for opportunities to improve them, the whole situation just might get better.

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