Having just moved here this year, I was blown away by how constantly bad traffic is on I70. I visited CO 3 consecutive years prior to moving here, and also hit bad traffic every time, but was told it was a rarity. However, now living here, it seems to me that it's very rare that there IS NOT traffic. I'm really glad that the problem has been acknowledged, because the current infrastructure is unsustainable with current traffic growth rates. There are simply to many people trying to go to the same spot at the same time. It's a perfect demonstration of a bottleneck in logistics. Unfortunately, it seems impossible to widen every part of I70 from here to Denver, thus leaving the bottleneck nearly impossible to remove. Maybe an engineer (Mines kids) could opine on alternatives around the narrow canyon and tunnel areas, but I don't see any reasonable short-term alternative. The lane-shift will be nice, but I have doubts of whether it will consistently and efficiently alleviate the problem.
I wish I could afford a place in summit for the weekends, but as a student, that's far from possible. Any other ideas guys?
I only had one idea, Alicia was a big help in developing it, and it's as follows: We have to plan, develop and build teleportation devices. Teleportation is the only way to make the trip to Summit quick and easy! Don't naysay, it's got to be done. No use fighting symptoms when you can alleviate the cause.
Anyone have any blueprints?