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"He worries about hundreds of vehicles traversing narrow Shadow Mountain Drive every day, negotiating blind curves and racing past driveways to reach the bike park. He worries about impacts to wildlife and to the bucolic views he and his neighbors have enjoyed for decades.
He also worries about an increase in wildfire danger — a flicked cigarette from a moving car, perhaps — to an area that is already tinder dry.”
"For our health and wellness, this will be a detriment for us and make it more dangerous to live here," Chatwin said. "We have over 4,600 people that have signed our petition and over half of those live within a few miles of this area." Community members told Denver7 they have a long list of reasons why they believe the area is not ideal for a bike park, to include: traffic, wildfire danger, natural resource depletion and first responder availability."
"A battle is brewing as residents along Shadow Mountain Drive prepare to officially oppose a plan to put a free-ride mountain bike park on the road two miles from Highway 73. Known as Full Send Bike Ranch, the proposal has caused neighbors to create a nonprofit called Stop Full Send Bike Ranch to work to stop the bike park that wants to locate on 250 acres of land owned by the State Land Board. They are most concerned about traffic, the additional workload for emergency medical services, wildlife that migrate through the area and more."
"The Full Send bike park (not “ranch” – ask any local rancher) expects 700 or more motor vehicles a day at its proposed 250-acre site, located 2.2 miles west of Jefferson County Highway 73 on Shadow Mountain Drive. To date, over 3,100 Conifer Area residents disapprove and have signed a petition to the County Planning Commission opposing the park. This letter discusses one of perhaps a score of reasons not to build the park. There are, possibly, two in its favor: neither of which benefit area residents."