Letter: Please fund Core Trail west expansion
As you plan for the future of our ever-expanding Routt County, please fund the westward expansion of the Yampa River Core Trail to Sleeping Giant School. We have been told that you typically do not hear from your constituents west of Steamboat Springs. We also know you are in the midst of gathering information on the Routt County Master Plan survey, which closes Nov. 22, so you can make decisions about upcoming projects and goals in our county. As residents of Steamboat II, Silver Spur and Heritage Park, we want to weigh in and strongly encourage you to fund the Core Trail westward so that we have more options to commute, patronize businesses and have a safe route for our growing children to go to the skate park, the library, Howelsen Hill and beyond.
Being able to commute into “Bike Town USA” so that we can go to work, eat at local restaurants and enjoy the parks and recreation opportunities along the Yampa River is a strong desire of residents in our neighborhoods. Likewise, expansion of the route increases the likelihood of our neighborhoods’ residents riding to Snow Bowl Steamboat, Sharon’s Restaurant and any future eateries to help sustain those businesses.
The completion of Sleeping Giant School and the sheer number of children and families that now make their way to and from the school on a daily basis is perhaps the strongest argument for expansion of the Core Trail. We want our children to have a safe way to get from our neighborhoods and the school without having to ride their bikes on the narrow shoulders of U.S. Highway 40 in a 50 mph zone. Downtown and closer to the mountain, there are so many opportunities that our growing children can enjoy via bike if the trail is expanded. Expanding the Core Trail offers a safe way for our kids to get around as they grow more independent.
Ailini George, Meghan Hanson-Peters, Chris Peters, Carrie Stark, Nate Stark, Bridget Kelly, Meghan Alexander, Ryan Thompson, Morgan Bast, Stefan Bast, Susie Gruben, Chad Gruben, Jen Wiedel, Courtney Wiedel, Sarah Laping Garland, Robert Spencer Garland, Laura Foulk, Cary Foulk, Sandy Kent, Mike Kent, Emily Beyer, Mike Beyer, Beth Wendler, Todd Musselman, Brad Setter, Karla Setter, Lauren Lowe, Leif Lowe, Toni German, Josh German, Max Janicek, Josh and Tai Nass, Jessica De Feyter, Miles De Feyter, Laura LeBrun, Paul LeBrun, Thomas Walker, Gale Loveitt, Caelen Cann, Kevin Callahan, Robert Carlton, Susan White, Patrick Spengler, Heidi Spengler, Elizabeth Hartstein, Adam Hartstein, Nora Bruecken, Sean Bruecken, Carrie Brocker, Zack Brocker, Kelly Conway, James Ginther, Emily Barnhart, Andy Barnhart, Robert Huron, Fran Snider, Jeff Snider, Margaret Huron, Laurel Linner, Ryan Lightner, Brooke Lightner, Terry Vande Velde, Megan Hartsel, Matt Hartsel, Casey Quillen, Kris Middledorf, Michelle Johnson, Ellen Johnson, Michael Johnson, Patrick Keogh, Charlie and Katy Kingsland, Monica Feagler, Chad Feagler, Evangeline Shockley, Jason Shockley, Susan Zantal, Kevin Johnson, Marlene H. Fisher, John K. Fisher, Sally Wackowski, Ron Wackowski, Sean Erno, Katie Durrwachter-Erno, Tim Murphy, Kelley Fisher, Nate Fisher, Lora Labaree, Blair Labaree, Lisa Schumacher, John Saunders, Deidre Saunders, Tom Valand, Jessica Valand, Christy Kopischke, Kevin Kopischke, Karen Nann, Gerry Verdoner, Julie Gonzales, Mike Gonzales, Paige Kirchner, Bob Kirchner, Zoe Kirchner, Rye Kirchner, Shane Vogt, Brooke Vogt, Karen Wells, Gary Webber, Sue Webber, Carolina Manriquez, Ryan Dougherty, Mark McNeal, Agne Erickson, Cory Erickson, Anna Daniels, Alicia Morton, Ted Morton, Maggie Morton, Quinn Morton, Rick Boyle, Katie Boyle, Colin Boyle, Mike Morris, Gillian Morris, Karen Schulman, Joel Schulman, Sue Gab, Joanie King, McKenyon King, Brody King, Monique Lingle, Michelle Parilla, Given Johnson, Matt Hook, Teresa Weinman, Torrey DeMoss, Scott DeMoss, Kelly Schaeffer, Patrick Staib, Cammie Downing, David Downing, Steve Pulford, Tiffani Pulford, Rachel Elston, Jeremy Nolan, Jo Smith, Doug Smith, Susan Watson, Gordon Watson, Brian McGovern, Abby McGovern, Judy Komaromi, Erika Hill, Kristen Jespersen, Jennifer Baptiste, John Baptiste, Kathryn Perkins, William Pau, Greta Coram, Rick Coram, Heather Sullivan, Nate Coram, Carol Ward, Joe Ward, Kyleigh Lawler, James Farmer, Paula Huselton, Darla S. Madion, Rex Madion, Audrey Sharp, Shannon King Utu, Joanie King, Julie Brusky, Madeline Brusky Murphy, Michael Scott, Ginger Scott, Ben Blonder, Lindsey Blonder, Scott Longmore, Lisa Keppler, Kendra Gleffe, Rob Gleffe, Chris Daniels, Beth Watson, Dave Sladek, Tera Del Priore and David Del Priore
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