rapwithtom said:It's even more negative that you made it out to be, Walt.
BMA as an organization needs to show some progress to their constituency so that they don't fade into irrelevance. So now that this is a fait accompli, BMA (and all other parties, too) are trying to spin this so as to look like their efforts accomplished something.
However, the two things bikers "got" have both been priorities for years, with nary a sign of progress ever. Both are contingent upon private land owners' consent, both of whom have been on the record for years as saying, "never!" (Also I understand that Eldorado Canyon State Park is against bikes on any trails - yet a third huge obstacle.) So I think that bikers got nothing, and hikers conceded nothing. I take this as pretty much nothing but a "get your damn bikes off our trails!" result. Bikers have been sold down the river; there's no cause for celebration here.
Now I could be wrong, and perhaps things will change so that in a year or two we have these new trails, but from today's perspective I doesn't like likely to me.
The only sunshine I see on this is that the North-South Connector got a 3-2 vote. As it stands, bikers get nothing, but it sure was close to getting a recommendation for something fantastic.
Fixed that for you.Walt said:-The Benjamin property had fun trails with no competition from other user groups. Now: A new 4 mile loop of 3 foot wide dog walking track for Betasso (this spring).