Comment By Barron Jeffrey
For Regional Transportation Plan
Comment Although I am not a resident of Golden, I believe it to be important to comment against the proposed initial phase of the Jefferson Parkway (Highway 93 north of 64th Avenue to Highway 128). I would concur with the Denver Post, that the proposed Jefferson Parkway section would: 1) worsen regional transportation funding and congestion, 2) dramatically increase traffic on Highway 93 and other surrounding roads, 3) exacerbate already serious safety problems for drivers and cyclists on Highway 93, and 4) require taxpayers to cover $800 million to $1 billion in additional transportation improvements. The Front Range would be better served by adopting the plan prepared by the City of Golden, the City of Boulder, and Boulder County, which would fix the congestion and safety issues on Highway 93 and support transit and regional economic development. Toll roads are not the answer for Colorado.
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