||Regional Transportation Plan
||DRCOG Board Members:
I am writing to ask you to consider the impacts of the
Jefferson Parkway on all Coloradans around the region,
and to say NO to adding this to the fiscally constrained
The plan commits Colorado taxpayers to $800+ Million in
unfunded improvements and hurts existing
transportation needs of other cities and town around the
Denver Metro Region.
It fails completely to fix the dangerous and busy
Highway 93, and even makes it worse by predicting
traffic will grow from 25,000 cars a day to 40,000 cars a
day after it is built!
It adds another stoplight on Highway 93 - that doesn't
reduce congestion, it makes it worse. It deliberately
slows down North-South arterials through Arvada,
making driving times longer and more painful along
important transportation routes.
Our mountain backdrop is a signature reason why so
many enjoy the Front Range. 18-20 story buildings rising
just in front of the mountains destroys this for all time.
The "Parkway" is no parkway... It fails to provide any
protection for neighborhoods along the entire corridor,
and provides no mitigation for sound and air pollution,
wildlife corridors, environmentally significant Plains of
the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
Please, protect taxpayers and vote no on this addition.
There is no money to complete the changes, our existing
roads need all the attention they can get, and a 1950s
solution to a 21st Century transportation problem is not
the best answer, nor is it the only answer.
We need improvements on 93, we need fewer stoplights,
we need to protect neighborhoods and we need better
planning for mass transit along the Front Range.
Again, please vote NO on adding the Jefferson Parkway
to the DRCOG Metro Vision 2035 Regional Transportation
Golden, CO 80403
(if one submitted)