Vail Daily letter: Oh, no, not again: Orange caution cones in Avon
As I was driving to work today, I noticed some orange caution cones on Beaver Creek Boulevard. The pattern really reminded me of the last time they painted the road between City Market and the post office. I assumed that after the public outcry, angry letters and heated discussions at water coolers around the valley, this would have ended the painting experiment on the road.
Oh, yeah, and let’s not forget about the winter months, when the paint was covered up. Locals were still parking in the “designated parking spaces,” but visitors were parking at the curb like they do everywhere else in the country. This left our street looking like everyone stopped off at the Green Mile in Eagle Vail and wanted to dump their cars wherever they were to get some munches.
I understand that money is allocated to making the road safe for pedestrians and bikers, but the summer of 2016 painting debacle obviously was not the answer. So here is my question to the town of Avon: Are the cones there because you are going to try something new, or are we going back to the congestion on Beaver Creek Boulevard, where I don’t think I have ever see a biker?