Here is the text of our petition:
On January 30, 2018, the City of Colorado Springs announced plans for changes to the transportation configuration of the Old North End. The plan indicates that the number of travel lanes on Cascade, Weber, and Fontanero will be reduced from four to two. We recognize this as a fundamental redistribution of transportation capacity through our neighborhood, and a high risk for reduced safety and livability on Nevada. This will have far-reaching implications for the apportioning of transportation responsibilities, focusing growth and detrimental effects on the families who made their homes on Nevada Avenue. It is also violates the historic distribution of capacity that spans more than 5 generations. While this breach of equity may be briefly permitted, we demand that the City provides a road map to returning our streets to historic parity.
We, the undersigned, want the City of Colorado Springs to implement fully all items listed in the ONEN Street Safety Proposal which was adopted unanimously by the ONEN Board of Directors on February 21, 2018, so that our entire neighborhood can benefit equally in accordance with the ONEN Master Plan. The City’s Transportation Plan does not go far enough to address adequately the immediate safety concerns on our busiest street, Nevada Avenue. The City’s Plan is incomplete and was developed with input provided by only a small portion of our neighborhood. Before proceeding with the plan, the City must formally assure our neighborhood that it will endorse, adopt, and fully implement the ONEN Street Safety Proposal which was developed by the residents and leaders of our neighborhood.
A copy of the ONEN Street Safety Proposal can be found at: