There have been concerned people along the Saugus Branch, as well, who say that the trail will bring fighting youths and drug use in the now "inaccessible" ROW. Let me tell you: the entire length through Saugus has a dirt trail from kids walking it and from ATVs riding down it. When I was in middle school, kids used to have fights on the tracks and some kid broke his back on a rail in a fight. Kids go drinking and doing drugs since it's concealed as is, and "normal" people won't go down there. People fail to realize that by opening this place up, so many normal law abiding citizens will be using this trail that it will discourage the undesirable activities. We do not know what actually happened and the full details on the Topsfield incident, but not as many people would be using the trail there as compared to Saugus. Saugus would have a constant flow of pedestrians and cyclists, whereas in Topsfield, well... nobody lives there to use it, really! Maybe more people will when the full Wakefield-to-Newburyport length is opened up and cyclists come from all around to hit the trail.