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    American River Bike Trail to fall, victim of budget cuts?

    Just a blurb I heard for the 10 o'clock news.

    Anyone know about this? This would be very sad, if it happens.

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    But it's only 8pm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    Just a blurb I heard for the 10 o'clock news.

    Anyone know about this? This would be very sad, if it happens.

    fp
    Oh, "for the..."

    From Google News, and something called "the crack channel":

    http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/2909155/detail.html

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    Less rangers.......

    sounds good to me.....The trails are not going anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboulder
    sounds good to me.....The trails are not going anywhere
    No, actually, it's a horrible thing.

    As an almost daily user of the trail, it's horrendous. The state cut back funding to 20 percent of budget for this fiscal year, with all the money likely to go to keeping up of the parks and not of the trail itself..

    There are MANY thousands of users per month of this trail and it's greenbelt of 33 miles from discovery park up to Folsom Lake. It's a shame that trail will no longer be maintained with the same gusto from the Parks Service.

    Also, the lack of having rangers on site will undoubtedly increase crime in the area, as the constant patrol officers will no longer be on duty.

    No, the concrete/asphalt bike path may not be going anywhere, but it may be worse due to lack of upkeep, maintenance, patrols.

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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zonic Man
    No, actually, it's a horrible thing.
    Steve's response was so stupid, it sounded like one of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    Steve's response was so stupid, it sounded like one of mine.

    fp
    I'm sure JFR'll be upset abotu this too...he commutes with a couple hundred other people on this trail every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonic Man
    I'm sure JFR'll be upset abotu this too...he commutes with a couple hundred other people on this trail every day!
    Yeah, I'm pretty upset... although I actually heard talk of this weeks ago. Between trail debris created from the tree canopy, and an increased risk of criminal activity, I expect many commuters will take to the streets.

    If funding is "lost", the cycling community will need to step up and keep the trail free from serious debris, and commuters may need to buddy up.

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    We're looking into sponsoring a section of the trail with Natomas Bike Shop.

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    Who cares?

    Then drive your damn car to work like the rest of us!

    tring even harder to be like gary

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    I believe, the portion

    Quote Originally Posted by Zonic Man
    We're looking into sponsoring a section of the trail with Natomas Bike Shop.
    above lake Natoma would remain maintained by the City of Folsom, so that's one plus, although that's the section with the least tree's etc encroaching on it (at least the north side).


    There's a few different "save the parkway" type groups organizing meetings and alternatives like the "adopt a mile" approach. I have a contact to one of them let me know if you'd like it. A gentleman (Sac Golden Wheelmen I occasionally commute with is active in this cause.


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    What makes you think...

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger___
    A gentleman (Sac Golden Wheelmen I occasionally commute with is active in this cause.Roger
    ...Jed would wanna hang out with a "gentleman"? He wouldn't know what to do!

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