Time for civil disobedience
October 27, 2007
I strongly disagree with Gail Mason’s answer to the HOV “crisis” (letters, Oct. 23). Since sheriff’s deputies have been pulling single people over who drive in the HOV lane, the traffic from the ABC and Buttermilk has gotten worse. The left-hand lane is backed up all the way to the airport, and, if you are in the HOV lane, you just have to gawk at the violator who is getting a ticket, making even the HOV lane slow.
As all this is going on, Aspen citizens continue to drive their cars to work in town or their kids to school. Why are Aspen locals, who voted for the ridiculous bus lanes on the eventual new bridge, not strongly urged to put themselves and their kids on the free bus? Why is it only the downvalley worker who has to struggle to get to work? Why are the downvalley workers strongly urged to take RFTA, and punished with HOV lanes if they drive as single?
I agree with Josh Streblow ” get rid of the HOV lane (letters, Oct. 24). Let’s make Oct. 31 “Civil Disobedient Day,” and everyone drive in both lanes to work. This way deputies can concentrate on important duties like ticketing speeding elk killers.