Ken Collins: Make Yampa one-way


Good start on Yampa Street, but how about this idea from my wife:

Turn Yampa into a one-way in the direction of Fifth toward Ninth streets with diagonal parking only on the north side. Put in a wide bike lane on the river side with a wider pedestrian lane. Keep the speed limit at 15 mph. Deliveries to riverside businesses stay the same. With traffic going only one way, it will be much easier to see thus safer. Should be about same number of parking spots with much less chaos. 

Ken Collins

Oak Creek


Scott Glynn 3 years, 10 months ago

Ken, I have been saying this same thing for years, but my opinion is you also make Oak street one way east to west and Yampa one way west to east. Make Lincoln a pedestrian mall, and put a parking structure at 8th and Oak. Businesses would still have the alleys to accept deliveries, and you could add a modicum of additional commercial real estate to the downtown area.


christopher dreher 3 years, 10 months ago

this is exactly 16th street mall in denver...but 17th/15th streets are 5 lanes wide one way...


Brian Kotowski 3 years, 10 months ago

Pedestrian mall? Closed to motor traffic? Seems to me that would make an already congested situation even worse.


walt jones 3 years, 10 months ago

yea right and Let's not allow any cars near 3rd to 13th streets make it a pedestrian only area and spend 50 million on a bypass road over emerald mtn. Cmon this is getting ridiculous.


mark hartless 3 years, 10 months ago

50 million wouldn't touch it...The court battle with the environmentalists alone would be $10m


rhys jones 3 years, 10 months ago

I took Mom up the gondie today, and my proposed bypass looks viable from there:

The bypass departs the existing road around 7-Eleven, ascending that wasted hillside, behind the college, to skirt Strawberry Park, on the north side of town, preferably an elevated span, then swings south/east, now descending the hillside behind the downtown hot springs, to rejoin 40 around Hilltop. There could be an optional exit at Strawberry Park.

Splitting 40 into two one-ways and making Lincoln pedestrian is ludicrous; now the big rigs are challenging the bikers and peds, going one way or the other...

The Emerald option is also prohibitive; it would be threee times as long as mine, and ascend to four times the elevation, at least...

My option moves the least dirt, and employs the most people (well, Emerald would be monumental). Best of all, the Feds (Chinese) pay for it!!


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