Friday, May 26, 2006

As Gas Costs More - Let's Rip Up the Walking and Bike Paths

As the price of gas increases, walking and biking are healthy alternatives however when I was in the west end the other day...this is the section of Richmond/Henrico County where you can't even cross a road without a car and walking...well only dishwashers do that, I noticed something shocking...

"They" had removed a perfectly good walking and biking path...and planted trees....


Now I think that planting trees is very important but to remove a perfectly good pedistrian path to plant trees, what a silly waste of money. If you look closely at this photo you can see where the path once was coming through the center of the photo and just to the left of the manhole and the grass area. The path was removed for about a quarter of a mile all the way back to the office building and the trees were planted in the hard packed base course to the asphalt path. (Click on the picture and when its enlarged you can see the location of the path much better.) And its not like there wasn't room to plant the tree closer to the road or back onto the grass area...

Only the US...as gas costs more, citizens will be discouraged from saving money and gas and forced to drive a car...

1 Comments:

Blogger scott said...

I keep trying to think of some clever response, but it's not working. This is baffling.

11:56 AM  

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