Trail would put kids at risk | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Trail would put kids at risk

Dear Editor:

The current trend of development continues. The city of Aspen is planning on building a dead-end trail that will put the safety of many families and their kids at risk. The trails and open space board said they were building it because “they can.” That seems to be typical of this council and mayoral term. Oppose anything private and beneficial but way overspend on anything publicly funded, such as Burlingame.

The trail I am referring to is planned to be built on the backside of Little Ajax. There is a trail easement there, with plans of extending the trail farther. The only problem with the extension is that our neighbor has purchased several parcels to prohibit this trail from crossing his property. Therefore, future extension is a pipe dream.

With the current situation we get plenty of irresponsible trail users that poach the final section. We get mountain bikers riding down our stairs and hikers using our private walkways to get back to Hopkins. Building a dead-end trail would encourage more of this irresponsible use and endanger the 20 kids we have living in the complex.

Please don’t waste city money on this.

Stan Washburn

Aspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User