Paul Brabenec: No smoking at stops

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Dear editor,

Riding the city bus to work takes my car out of Steamboat’s traffic every day. It’s a nice way to commute and a great benefit.

Why smoking is allowed at the bus stops isn’t clear to me.

I think the stops should be signed to prevent smoking where everyone must wait, little kids included.

Steamboat Ski Area lift lines are smoke-free, but the Gondola Transit Center is smoky. At times, you have the choice of inhaling smoke inside the bus shelter or standing out in the rain.

Deb Hinsvark, city manager of Steamboat Springs, tells me it would take a city ordinance to ban smoking at the bus stops. I think it’s time for the city to make this positive change for us residents and our visitors.

Thank you.

Paul Brabenec

Steamboat Springs

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