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Monstrosity on Cemetery Lane

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:Attention, taxpayers: It is important that you see the new bike path, suspended, cantilevered, hanging viaduct built into the hillside from Cemetery Lane down to the Slaughterhouse Bridge. It’s a marvel of engineering and has cost us all dearly. This is where your tax dollars are going!I’m sure Newsweek, Time and U.S. News & World Report plus The Denver Post will come and do a story on the most extravagant bike path ever built for our elitist community, where cost is no object. Surely a bike path could have been built down the hill with less money, less traffic obstruction and be less of an eyesore. But we live in a select community that can spend millions on a new recreation center (and a new high school). No wonder the press treats Aspen with such glee in reporting the glitzy and glamour and movie stars and reckless living style.We are indeed famous. But did we need the suspended, cantilevered monstrosity high above Cemetery Lane? Call in the press! The damned thing is an enormous “pork barrel” project. Do we really have that much money to squander?Mead MetcalfAspen


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