Terre, (no last name, she’s shy), says while she enjoyed the Ramble on congestion on I-25 north of the Springs into Denver, even the humorous parts: “I, myself take a serious side to driving to Denver and back.”
” I’d like to see it get remedied instead of all the bandaids that happen,” she says. ” I agree with Sinn’s son, who said it will ‘happen all over again.’ “
She is talking about the Interstate-25 widening project from north Colorado Springs to Monument. Sinn’s son said the projects will fix the congestion for a while, but then it will build back again.
Terre had a recent negative highway congestion experience.
“We went up to Denver a few weeks ago to have dinner and thought we’d cruise through Park Meadows afterwards,” she says. “Between road construction and accidents, it took us 90 minutes, where it takes (on a good day) 45 minutes. The return was worse and took two hours between the accidents and the weather (lots of rain – which we couldn’t help). So, we spent almost four hours on the road.”
Her remedy? Light rail.
“Wouldn’t it be heaven if there was light rail between our cities?” Terre asks. ” We could reflect how progressive our towns are, instead of relying on the automobile. That would also create jobs for little minivans to drive folks around and could we make it free like they do in Summit County?”
Then reality set in.
“Hey, I must be dreaming,” she says.