When the Governor proposed completing the Denver Beltway from C-470 in Golden to the end of the NW Parkway, Gwyn became the main voice in opposition. She frequently reminded everyone that the …
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Great article about Gwyn Green in the last edition. Please consider this letter that points out a few other of her accomplishments.
When the Governor proposed completing the Denver Beltway from C-470 in Golden to the end of the NW Parkway, Gwyn became the main voice in opposition. She frequently reminded everyone that the proposition to build “W-470” to complete the Beltway had been voted down by a large majority. At city council meetings and other venues she spoke out against a six-lane high-speed superhighway coming through Golden, and gave many reasons why it should not be built. She was the leader of activists against the highway called CINQ, Citizens Involved in the NW Quadrant. When she was a member of the Colorado Legislature she arranged to have other activists testify against the highway at a meeting of the Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, the Committee members found no reason to change plans for building the highway.
The Jeffco Commissioners proposed building the Jefferson Parkway (JP) high-speed highway from SH-93 north of Golden to SH-123 south of Interlocken, to be extended to the NW Parkway. Golden opposed building the JP and prepared a Plan to improve travel through Golden that was approved by CDOT, DRCOG and the Jeffco Commissioners. Seriously affected by ALS, Gwyn bravely attended a meeting with a Jeffco Commissioner to explain that the JP is not needed, not wanted, and unaffordable; and to request that no more taxpayer money be spent on the project. The Commissioners have continued to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the project, even though no state or federal money will be available to support it.
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