There are a few bumps from Shawmont to Conshy? It will need to be repaved! Now, imagine that trail, add flooding, tree roots and the standard of just pavement aging then and that would be the Tow Path but without the intrinsic nature of the Tow Path.
Originally Posted by NickleDimer
The railroad always cut trees near the RR bed and that is why there is no problem with tree roots on that part of the trail. Also, Kelly Dr. for the most part doesn't have the trees so close to the paved trail. The exceptions might be across from the Grant statue and around the PMA.
The Tow Path is a semi-primative area with mostly natural growth. Changing the environment (removing trees) just to pave the Tow Path would take away from the character of what the Tow Path is today and has been for the last 200 years. It was never a RR bed as was the trail from Shawmont to Conshy. Possibly a "new" character would be better for people wishing to avoid puddles, and cyclists that want to decrease their time from MYK to Shawmont. Other than these two enhancements to the "quality" of life I doubt the City or the general population will want to invest money in a project in a flood plain unless there is a plan to control flooding and run off from ROX. Then I think the question to finding a source of revenue for paving and flood control is obvious... MYK needs a casino. Or maybe they could put it where the old pumping station was in Shawmont?
Last edited by Colin P. Varga; 10-28-2011 at 11:11 AM.
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