The failed attempt to levitate traffic from Highway 82 by cutting off Power Plant Road was not only a bad idea but a waste of time. The usage of Power Plant Road for downvalley traffic is an excellent way to get a few cars off of Main Street and 82 and onto an express track, so to speak, to their final destination.
It would be most effective for the traffic department to remove the unsightly – and pointless – traffic cones from Bleeker and Hallam streets for cars to utilize. Not only do they make the entrance to Aspen look like a crime scene in west Denver but they force all cars to line up down Main Street.
We are a ski town; we know how to alternate in the lines on the mountain, so why can’t we use the streets in the same fashion and alternate our way out of town during peak hours?
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Pitkin County administrators are proposing a more than $142 million budget for 2020, which is about $6 million less than this year because of fewer construction projects and capital improvements.