Jan 13, 2010
Trail Network Meeting
The BikePath Meeting this evening was a packed room of pigeons who mostly bought the shammy. The pathways will encourage walking and fight childhood obesity, as if there is no place to walk now. The pathways will connect the inter city with the parks, while the plan doesn't even recognize the decaying WPA Fountain Park steps which actually do make that connection. This past summer the Mayor and Park Director, while ignoring our maintenance starved parks, announced that they would build the biggest playground on Earth. This evening, while real repairs are still deferred, the paid pitchmen referred to creating a World Class Trailway. Our precious park system is suffering from the perfect storm. A Mayor and Park Director with no institutional memory of our incredible park system. A desire to built big new projects which will enhance their rèsumes, and a Trexler Trust which has become so politicalized, that it funds those ambitions over upkeeping our treasured parks.