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It is less expensive to pull up tracks and put trail in its place than it is to build a trail alongside the tracks.Click here to read the rest of the article. I haven't tried looking for it yet but I hope that report is for public viewing.
The study showed a 32:1 benefit-cost ratio for building the trail in place of the tracks, four times higher than putting it alongside the tracks.
Beetle described the railroad right of way as “spectacular, underutilized real estate” that could be transformed into an economic engine and source of pride for the community.
eustis22 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:18 pm Well if the trains aren't there thats prime waterfront real estate.It's prime regardless. What is laughable is the idea of the trail being an economic" engine." The same people who would use the trail are already spending money in the area. Unless they plan to put food trucks on their lawns and charge a toll for using the trail, the economic gains are nil.