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An in­de­pen­dent firm hired by the Gar­den of the Gods Foun­da­tion will start this month an­a­lyz­ing trans­porta­tion through the park. The study will cul­mi­nate with man­age­ment rec­om­men­da­tions to the city, says Karen Palus, di­rec­tor of Colorado Springs Parks, Recre­ation and Cul­tural Ser­vices.

“The park sim­ply can­not ac­com­mo­date the num­ber of ve­hi­cles go­ing in, and there re­ally isn’t a rea­son­able way to ex­pand park­ing, at least not sig­nif­i­cantly,” says Hank Scarangella, the Friends of Gar­den of the Gods pres­i­dent who on Sun­days posts at the park’s Vis­i­tor and Na­ture Cen­ter.

No one wants to sound as if they have a so­lu­tion be­fore the study wraps up. But ideas have been shared.

“Cer­tainly ban­ning ve­hi­cles in the Gar­den at least for a part of the year is a sug­ges­tion that’s been made,” Scarangella says.

“That’s been dis­cussed. I don’t mean to over­state that like it’s a pop­u­lar sug­ges­tion. It’s just been one of many that’s been thrown out (there).”

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