Comment By David Williams
For Regional Transportation Plan
Comment I strongly urge DRCOG to vote against the proposed Northwest Parkway Tollroad, the "Tollroad to Nowhere". Instead, I strongly urge them to support the 6/93 Corridor Plan announced by Golden Mayor Jacob Smith and the Mayors of Boulder and Superior as well as Boulder County. As a resident of Golden, this would burden me as a taxpayer to cover the necessary $800 million to $1 billion dollars that we would be required to pay for the necessay improvements to highway 93 and US 6. This proposal would bring massive sprawl either in the form of another Tech Center or Highlands Ranch. It would destroy the natural beauty of our mountain backdrop and open spaces, the reason I moved to Golden in the first place. This proposal by Jefferson County Commissioners, Arvada & Broomfield only benefits the developers. It throws all responisibility concerning issues such as highway safety, wildlife migration patterns, environmental protection (and cleanup to areas such as Rocky Flats), and increased traffic congestion, onto their neighbor, the City of Golden.
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