Transportation Triathlon Shows Perils of Alternative Transportation in Colorado SpringsExcerpt from 12 November 2015 article in The Gazette
Gavel said he enjoyed the trip. But Allen Beauchamp, the front rider of the tandem bike, wasn't as relaxed. One troublesome area was where Tejon Street crosses under Interstate 25. Tejon there has narrow bike lanes and vehicle drivers near the highway on and off ramps.
"There are people I know who won't ride there because of safety issues, and for good reason," said Beauchamp, who is an adaptive cycling specialist for the city's therapeutic recreation program.
Thursday's event had participants from transportation advocacy groups including the Community Transit Coalition, Livewell Colorado Springs and the city's Active Transportation Advisory Committee. After the two-hour trip, participants pointed out what they liked about their adventure, namely the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail - which gave them a beautiful and safe ride - and a bus packed with people that ran on schedule."
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