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Colorado Springs & Manitou Vote “YES” for Trails

Thanks to our local outdoor advocate group Trails and Open Space Coalition, ballot measure “2D” passed with an overwhelming 71% YES in last night’s vote, which means MORE money for trails. This TABOR retention measure will provide $2.1 million to eight critical trails equaling a total of 11 miles. The 8 projects are:

-Homestead Trail

North Carefree to South Carefree. Full depth reconstruction, paving of gravel segments, safety improvements, wayfinding signage, improve neighborhood connections.

-Palmer Mesa Trail

Blair Bridge to GOG Overlook, Stately View to Holmes Middle School. Full depth reconstruction, wayfinding signage, improve neighborhood connections.

-Shooks Run Trail

Jackson to Jefferson, Fontenaro to Wasatch. Full depth reconstruction, wayfinding signage, street crossing improvements, improve neighborhood access points.

-Sinton Trail

Mark Dabling to Ellston Street. Full depth reconstruction, underpass improvements, signage.

-Rock Island Trail

Circle Avenue to Academy Boulevard. Full depth reconstruction, signage.

-Skyline Trail

Research Blvd to Woodmen Rd. Replacement of damaged trail sections along corridor.

-Pikes Peak Greenway

  • Fillmore to Rock Island. Full depth reconstruction, wayfinding signage, repair of handrails.
  • Mark Dabling to I-25. Full depth reconstruction, wayfinding signage.

-Sand Creek Trail

Airport Road to Hancock Expressway. Retaining wall improvements, drainage improvement, signage, corridor clearing.


Voters in Manitou Springs also voted YES for trails by passing the ballot measures 2F and 2G which will continue to provide matching funds for open space, trails and parks.
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