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Local Rails to Trails project
Spoke to a women today whose Niece was murdered and raped in Florida in a park and knows first hand how dangerous parks can be. That for the number of people that are in parks or on trails, for the one incident that happens, it is a higher percentage of crimes than what crime happens in the community surrounding overall based on the percentage of people in the entire community. This neighborhood is not the right place to open ourselves up to these risks of having this type of exposure that we do not currently have NOW....
People, Colden, Concord and Ashford have already written oppositional resolution, the trail will not and cannot go through those communities based on these resolutions so there will not be a trail that goes 27 miles at all, so do you really want it if it can only go through OP? Especially when that community doesn't want it??? The State can't buy the land without supporting resolutions in those Towns.... I will show you the except from the State rep on this:
>If a Town within which a portion of the corridor lies passes a
>resolution against state acquisition, and does not reverse that
>resolution, the state cannot use funds from the Environmental Protection
>Fund to purchase that portion of the corridor. That is my understanding
>of the legal constraints. The rest of the questions are political
>questions, not legal, I believe.
>Deputy Commissioner for Open Space Protection
Justin wrote: One other thing I would like to address on the privacy issue is why do people think that bikers/walker/joggers etc will invade their backyard privacy but a scenic rail line will not? Usually while people are exercising, they are somewhat focused on what they are doing and not staring intently into everyone's yard. But with a scenic rail line, the only thing people on the train can do is stare out the windows directly into adjacent properties. I think that whole scenic rail idea is terrible because there is nothing scenic about that section of rail line as Jon's satellite views show.
Ya, and by the looks of the map, I don't see how anyone that is joging, walking or biking will beable to see through the brush, foilage and trees.
If I were worried about property value I would guess that a scenic train through their back yard is worse that a trail system.
What are the advantages of riding a mountain bike anyway?
Staying at home, lying on the couch is much more comfortable
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