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Signs would be safe and cheap

Dear Editor:

Regarding the proposed pedestrian bridge for a section of the Rio Grande Trail in Woody Creek that is to be paved this summer, I must be missing something. “The existing section of the trail there runs steep, curvy and over a culvert. Paving the trail as it’s currently laid out would pose a safety threat to speeding bicyclists, the open space team concluded, so they’ve opted for the bridge.” (“Woody Creekers oppose bridge,” Aspen Daily News, April 8)

Why not simply buy two large, “Slow down now – dangerous drop” signs to warn the “speeding cyclists” instead of building a bridge estimated at a cost of $275,000? Take the money saved and put it to a much-needed use repairing the roads of Pitkin County, especially Upper River Road in Woody Creek. (“Pitco road improvements not an easy sell,” Aspen Daily News, Feb. 16)

Bland Nesbit

Brush Creek Village


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