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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Washington Post article giving the issue some publicity.

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    Presentation from American Trails that debunks most of the opposition's arguments: http://atfiles.org/files/pdf/CrimeOppLiability.pdf

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    The whole "this is a compromise" line from VDOT really irks me. As in the ideal for the trail would be just outside the soundwall, so we'll put some inside the soundwall and it will be ok.

    No. The ideal for the trail is a complete, grade separated, off road, paved trail, with widths and design adequate for usage, from the TR Bridge to Haymarket. All of this is a compromise. Inside the sound barrier is a deal breaker.

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    Dasgeh, *Their* idea of a compromise is that the trail even exists.

    Um, forgive the splash of anger. This won't be the case for the entire trail. But there are sections where there *is* neighborhood opposition. Still, inside the sound wall and next to high speed traffic is a most unappetizing idea.

    From the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.c461d6e8b86f
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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    The whole "this is a compromise" line from VDOT really irks me. As in the ideal for the trail would be just outside the soundwall, so we'll put some inside the soundwall and it will be ok.

    No. The ideal for the trail is a complete, grade separated, off road, paved trail, with widths and design adequate for usage, from the TR Bridge to Haymarket. All of this is a compromise. Inside the sound barrier is a deal breaker.
    I have made the mistake of reading the comments section. It's good to know that lots of people who see me on a bike wish I were dead, just for the simple fact that I am riding a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I have made the mistake of reading the comments section. It's good to know that lots of people who see me on a bike wish I were dead, just for the simple fact that I am riding a bike.
    And that, sadly, is our collective reality these days. Too many now feel they can be as nasty & ugly as they wanna be without fear of consequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I have made the mistake of reading the comments section. It's good to know that lots of people who see me on a bike wish I were dead, just for the simple fact that I am riding a bike.
    When I looked at them, most of the comments that were getting "likes" were on the good guys' side. The trolls were few and their comments not popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    When I looked at them, most of the comments that were getting "likes" were on the good guys' side. The trolls were few and their comments not popular.
    I wish I had facebook so I could like all of Crickey's posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    The whole "this is a compromise" line from VDOT really irks me. As in the ideal for the trail would be just outside the soundwall, so we'll put some inside the soundwall and it will be ok.

    No. The ideal for the trail is a complete, grade separated, off road, paved trail, with widths and design adequate for usage, from the TR Bridge to Haymarket. All of this is a compromise. Inside the sound barrier is a deal breaker.
    Allowing pedestrians to use anything in a VDOT ROW is VDOT's idea of a compromise. They'd much rather get rid of all crosswalks to improve their LOS numbers.

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    So it's illegal, but I'm thinking of doing a Bobco style, "Let's ride the future I-66 Trail" bike ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    So it's illegal, but I'm thinking of doing a Bobco style, "Let's ride the future I-66 Trail" bike ride.
    And it should be a Midnight Saddles ride.

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