Park-n-Ride near Colorado Springs planned

August 19, 2017 by  

Housing developments are appearing near Colorado Springs, leading county officials to go ahead with a project that will allow residents of these new communities to commute to the city in an eco-friendly way.

In Falcon, about 15 miles from the city, a parking lot is planned. The lot will be free, and give people who are members of carpools a safe place to park their cars before riding with someone else.

The new lot is part of an infrastructure project planned by El Paso County officials. According to Matt Steiner, a spokesman for the county, the cost of the project is estimated to be $8m, and the ‘Park-n-Ride’ lot construction should begin in the fall of 2018. The proposed lot has 208 slots, and is the sixth lot for carpoolers in El Paso County. Use of one lot increased by more than 10 times over the same period the previous year.

An estimate made about 10 years ago revealed that a parking lot in the proposed location would save about 6,500 vehicular trips each year, which means a reduction in carbon monoxide emissions of over 3.7 million grams annually.

In order to make sure that potential users know about the new facility, county officials have the option of working with a postcard printing company, which can create a card for an area-wide mailing, announcing the opening.