Put up a parking lot? That question lingers as Colorado Springs decision-makers contemplate the future of America’s favorite city park.
Nobody claims to have a simple remedy for Garden of the Gods’ worsening summer traffic congestion. But after nearly a year of study and listening to stakeholders, a city-hired consultant recommended that people park in 400 spaces to be created in the Rock Ledge Ranch field by the Garden’s main entrance.
Visitors then would be shuttled into the park in an effort to relieve traffic and parking congestion from May through September.
About 50 people attended the public hearing Monday night at the Westside Community Center.
One man asked, “What did you guys do to advertise this?” He noted the contrast between millions of visitors a year vs. the small audience at the hearing.
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