Colorado: Bike lanes controversy draws impassioned crowd to downtown Colorado Springs forum

But the issue isn’t bikes versus cars, said Edward Snyder of Restore Our Roads, which opposes bike lanes and “road narrowing.” It’s the governed versus the government, as “the city has made these changes in spite of, not because of public opinion — that’s clear from the response.”

“Restore Our Roads is not opposed to bikes; we’re not opposed to bike infrastructure,” Snyder said. “We are opposed and don’t necessarily believe that the type of infrastructure the city’s implementing is in the best interest of either cyclists or cars. Most importantly, we’re opposed to the way the city is implementing this.”