Meeting last night on Roswell Riverside Trail Extension
“Environmental Impact of Extending Riverside Trail Concerns Residents”
1. "I live on Azalea Drive and people walking by on the trail is going to disturb my peace" Huh? You live on a road that has thousands of motorized vehicles a day.
2. Crime. litter, high-speed bicycles coming around as I walk, parking, traffic, etc. Huh? Roswell already has the trail. Go down and talk to your neighbors.
One retired guy that was quoted in the top story who said “Wildlife is just as important as bicyclists" was standing next to another retired guy who talked about saving the turtles. They stood next to each other during the meeting and left together. They live in East Cobb over by Columns Drive and have a big conspiracy theory going on thinking that all of north metro Atlanta's recreational bicycle traffic will eventually converge in their public road. These folks appear to be in their 70's and somehow FEAR families and children being outside enjoying themselves. They have attended ANY kind of public meeting about recreational trails -- Lower Roswell Rd in East Cobb, Morgan Falls Bridge, etc. Nearly 3 years ago they convinced the Cobb County Commission to pass an illegal statute to prohibit bicyclists from riding 2 abreast in Columns Drive which is provided for in GA code 40-6-294 (b):
Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
Here's what these folks think here.