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Re: “Fighting for Their Right to Bike

just as there are a few mtn bikers that give the rest of us a bad rap at times, it appears from reading the comments above that there are a few others that are giving their user groups a bad name. these are not wilderness areas or nature preserves--they are PARKS. if you want to set up an agency to buy land to preserve as wildlife preserves with zero human impact i'd likely support that...but your arguement is irrelevent to the issue at hand--which is equal access to the PARKS for all user groups. there are so many ways to fix this problem it's a shame that it seems too often to boil down to one user group against another. this just hurts all of us who want more and better parks for everyone. the environmental impact of all trail users is minor relative to the scale of the parks and could easily be managed by good land managers...

Posted by richard cohen on 10/29/2008 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Fighting for Their Right to Bike

i'm a multi-use user of the parks and am really torn by this measure. on the one hand i'm highly supportive of moves to create more open space in the bay area. i believe the vast amounts of open space already here are one of the biggest things making this area a special place to live. however, as a mtn biker i am appalled by the lack of equal access to trails in the ebrpd parks. it is simply unfair and as a taxpayer i find it difficult to support a measure where my tax dollars are used to discriminate against me.

so where do i come out in terms of voting....i am voting against measure ww, but for another reason....in this economic environment i don't think that state and local governments can afford new programs that cost a lot of money. in a good economy i might see things in a different light, but now right now. the lands will still be there in a couple of years when hopefully we will have the money to support large projects such as this one...

Posted by richard cohen on 10/29/2008 at 11:38 AM

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