Lose the bus-only lanes | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Lose the bus-only lanes

Regarding Eric Simon’s letter on Aspen’s traffic problem, another suggestion is to remove the bus lane exclusive (“More effort needed to solve Aspen traffic, parking issues,” Sept. 26, The Aspen Times). This can be done immediately. At no cost.

What is the benefit to the community — that bus riders may get to their destination faster than car riders? There is none.

The only area where bus lanes are really reserved for buses is between the Burlingame traffic light and the Cemetery traffic light. Remove that area and we solve most of the problem of incoming traffic. This incoming traffic begins to back up at Buttermilk all the way through the S curve; it is better to have the lines of cars there than on Main Street.



Outgoing traffic would flow much better using the bus lanes from town to Buttermilk.

We do have four-lane traffic from the airport all the way to Glenwood, and traffic in that area is acceptable.




Alex Sarratt

Aspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Letter to the Editor