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A contradictory solution

Dear Editor:The current moment of debate on traffic solutions is showing the true character of Aspen’s leaders. The supply-side management of people’s behavior is an insult to the realities of the city.An observation of the traffic consistency entering into the Aspen educational facilities parking lot on any given day presents a vivid picture of the town’s priorities. The traffic jam of SUVs is a little contradictory to the whole bus lane concept. If kids going to school can’t get on a bus, how will building a bunch of bus lanes contribute to anything? The residents of Aspen like to drive, they like to build things, they like to do what ever they damn well please. The thought that making driving less pleasant will lead to some sort of social restructuring is absurd.Please don’t build a new bridge and only use half of it. Leave the social engineering for the coffeehouse where it belongs, and build something for the context of the people using it.Bart AxelmanBasalt

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