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Video outlining goals of the Save the Putnam Trail Campaign
1. Saves taxpayers MONEY!
2. Preserves the environment!
3. Still serves ALL users!!
The purpose of this campaign is to get the Putnam Trail resurfaced with a stone dust surface instead of paved asphalt and reduce the proposed width from 15ft down to 8ft. NYC Parks Department plans will double the current width of the Putnam Trail from 8ft to 15ft! The average lane on an interstate highway is 12ft.
NYC Parks current plans will require the destruction of many trees and harm the natural environment and beauty of the Park. A stone dust surface still serve all the users including cyclists, walkers, runners, baby strollers, wheelchairs and more.
We feel that the 8ft wide stone dust trail best meets the needs of all users while having the most minimal impact on the environment and will also have the lowest cost.
We ask you to support the Save the Putnam Trail campaign and ensure that the Putnam Trail stays 8ft wide and is improved with a stone dust surface. Please don’t let the Putnam Trail become “Putnam Road”!
We need your help to ensure that the Putnam Trail is reconstructed properly. If we stay silent on this issue one of the jewels of the Bronx and NYC will be lost forever!
Please take a couple minutes of your time to email Mayor Bloomberg about why you do NOT want to see the Putnam Trail paved!
For more information or if you have any questions please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a petition against the proposed walking trail that is to be located to the rear of the homes that are located in the 5900 residential block of Deerfield.
This petition is for the legalization of mini-bikes, off-road trail bikes, mini-cycles, and electric scooters on public roads in the state of Michigan.
The Parks and Recreation department of the city of Sugar Land, Texas in cooperation with the Citizens Advisory Group are proposing an extension of the Lost Creek Park trail to run along or next to the levee that runs along Oyster Creek.
This proposed trail would pass behind homes in Oyster Point, Sugarwood, and Englewood Place, all of which are established neighborhoods. There are numerous concerns that would potentially be present if this trail was built. They are as follows:
1. Safety- an extension of a popular trail would encourage an unlimited number of individuals, including potentially those with bad intentions, to be walking within very short distances of established homes. This proposed trail would run behind homes, not visible from public streets or law enforcement. The city cannot prove or disprove that crime would increase, based on other trails that have been built next to established neighborhoods in other parts of the country. Due to the fact that one could deduce that there would be more potential for crime with more more people in this area, the safety of our family and our homes would potentially be jeopardized.
Also, due to the fact that there will be no parking made available for walkers, as there is at Lost Creek Park and Oyster Creek Park, city streets in these neighborhoods will be used as access points across private property to access the trails. Parking lots, such as at the community centers for Oyster Point and Sugarwood would be used as parking for those wanting to use the trail. Because the nature of the green space and the proximity to water, the trail would encourage usage in this space as if this were city owned park property. This in turn will encourage loitering on property that is not maintained or owned by the city, rather the LID, which has no ability to enforce usage of the land.
2. Maintenance- the city proposes to build the trail and leave the maintenance to LID # 2. Currently, LID#2 mows this area only 14 times per year, with no trash pick up. With an unlimited number of walkers/riders passing through this area if this trail is builit, there is no consideration of the cleaning up of trash or pet excrement and it will be left to the homeowners living on the trail to deal with the problem.
3. Privacy- the homes along this proposed trail were built along the water to take advantage of the view of Oyster Creek. Many of the homes were built with a predominance of glass and wrought iron fences because of that fact. Oyster Point deed restrictions also require that wrought iron fences are the only acceptable fence type for those that live along the creek.All homes along this path would lose all privacy, due to the proximity of the proposed path to the property lines.
4. Precedence- homes along the levee in these potentially affected neighborhoods have been established, in some cases, more than 25 years ago. Those who either built or bought property along the creek were given assurances by the developers of the neighborhoods, that nothing would ever be built along the levee.
5. Financial- there are numerous homes along the proposed trail route that have no fence. Due to potential liability, a proposed trail would force these individuals to purchase costly fences. Also due to liability reasons, Oyster Point and Sugarwood residents would be forced to purchase fences along their common areas. Furthermore, those who bought along the water paid a premium for their homes due to the fact they were on the water and not on a trail system. There is definite potential that the proposed trail would reduce the value of homes along the creek, ultimately lowering the value of homes in all of the neighborhoods affected.
WOULD LIKE TO GET A SHELTER FOR THE TRAIL RIDE AND ELECTRICAL AND POWER HOOK UPS FOR CAMPING.
All are urged to sign this petition, even if you do not live in Windsor.
The portion of Pleasant Street in Windsor, CT that goes under the historic railroad bridge runs through wetlands, is located in the 100 year floodplain, and is habitat for endangered and threatened plant and animal species. The Town of Windsor's Plan of Conservation and Development identifies this area as a "significant conservation area" and an "open space priority area." We have been trying to convince Town leaders to convert that section of Pleasant Street to trail and greenway. But, they have been very resistant to the idea.
However, we have received support from the Windsor Conservation Commission and the Farmington River Watershed Association. If you agree that concrete and asphalt are not better than trees and clean water and that traffic/wallets should go by Windsor Center businesses, not houses, please sign our petition.
The Boundry Committee and the School Board at large are considering moving Mackenzie Meadows/Cobblestone Trail neighborhood students from Stinson Elementry to Miller Elementary.
The new rule instated at our school (Lackawanna Trail) about the use of soda machines should be removed. It is unfair that the percentage of people in the school who are in shape should have to suffer because of the people who are not in shape. It is also unfair that they sell cupcakes and snacks that are high, if not higher, in fat, sugar and cholesterol then a soda.
In the recent years the intersection at Ridgland Ave. & Sauk Trail Rd. seem to be an unsafe area. There is a definete need for some sort of traffic control at this intersection. The residents in this area feel that once the roadway improvements are complete the percentage of traffic accidents will increase. Therefore, the residents are requesting that a measure of traffic control be placed at the said location.