Colorado Springs considers banning RVs from city streets, raising concerns among homeless advocates

Colorado Springs police want the City Council to send a message to people living in recreational vehicles parked across the city: find an RV park or leave town.

At the request of police commanders, the council is considering banning RVs from being parked on any street in the city, lest their owners be fined or see their vehicles impounded. A vote on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday.

The move aims to do away with an increase in RVs that police say are clogging some streets, surrounded by trash and posing an environmental hazard. Many are parked in the CityGate area, where developers and city officials are planning the City for Champions’ Switchbacks soccer stadium.