From a Roanoke Times editorial:
Where the rubber meets the trailThe Times would have you believe there is a "clamoring" for more hiking and biking trails:
Residential and business taxpayers want greenways. Localities should dedicate the funds. (link)
The taxpayers are speaking. They want longer trails, more trails and trails that connect. And they want them yesterday.How do the fellas at the Times know this? Because the gal whose paycheck depends on us having lots and lots of trails says so:
Here's what people tell Liz Belcher, Greenway coordinator for the Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission, about the valley's greenways: "They want longer. They want more ... ."You folks over in Roanoke: Are you hearing a clamoring? A cacophany? A hue and cry?
I hear a cry all right. It's a cry for an economic turnaround. For more employers. For an end to the Hooker Furniture stories. For worthwhile jobs. For a future.
Not for more worthless - but costly - paths in the woods.