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Trolley folly

Does anyone really believe that running faux trolleys down Galena Street is actually going to bring more tourists to Aspen? That adding a Disney-type “destination” ride will add to the authenticity and historic feel of downtown?

Some business owners I talk to believe the trolleys might actually drive away tourists bombarded by the simulated history other resorts offer.

Quite simply the trolleys are trying too hard to be cute, and we don’t need a theme park ride detracting from Aspen’s REAL advantages over other resorts in natural beauty, music, art and outdoor activities. Think about it before voting in November.

Tim Semrau

Aspen City Council

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