Some in Seminole worry bike trail cou...

Some in Seminole worry bike trail could be a path to danger

There are 12 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Some in Seminole worry bike trail could be a path to danger. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Sometimes, what seems like a neighborhood amenity can cause a lot of arguments. On the edge of Casselberry , homeowners accustomed to their privacy fear a proposed 2.5-mile bike trail will open their backyards to the world.

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Captain Obvious

Orlando, FL

#1 Apr 22, 2009
Ah yes, the fear mongers. Fear, fear, fear. "The trail behind our house could provide intruders and vandals easy access to our homes." Yet the giant road in front of your house...

Don't allow the fear mongers to ruin things for our children. These are the same people who have caused park recreation areas to be tiny climbing units with padding all around and tree limbs to be cut high enough so children can't climb up those 'death traps' which were such a big part of our childhood development. Stay at home moms like Sandra Guzman need to find a way to actually contribute to society rather than force it and us to conform to their constant fears.

The truth is, our kids are in more danger from single mothers like Guzman behind the wheel then they are from any nature trail.
Alan

Denver, CO

#2 Apr 22, 2009
The truth is you have to protect yourself and your home. Lights and security fence with cameras and a big dog outside and an alert armed homeowner inside are all you have. They are not keeping the thugs in jail or out of the country so do what you need to do PRIOR to letting us read about you in the paper.
Topher

Orlando, FL

#3 Apr 22, 2009
I live along the Cady Way trail in Winter Park and the trail has never caused us any problems. These folks are really overreacting. The trails are a great neighborhood amenity.
Tim

San Antonio, TX

#4 Apr 22, 2009
"'There's a lot of sex offenders in this area,' said Sandra Guzman"
Why not move? If there are so many sex offenders, and now a bike trail, it's clearly not a good place to raise a family.
Daphne Sashin

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 22, 2009
Topher wrote:
I live along the Cady Way trail in Winter Park and the trail has never caused us any problems. These folks are really overreacting. The trails are a great neighborhood amenity.
Topher, thanks for chiming in as a homeowner near a trail. Was it there when you moved in, and if so, was it a factor?
Your Kidding

Palm Coast, FL

#6 Apr 22, 2009
I think Captain Obvious summed it up pretty well with...

"Sandra Guzman need to find a way to actually contribute to society rather than force it and us to conform to their constant fears"

By looking at the picture, I think Ms.Guzman's real issue is that she'll be embarassed when people view her unkept yard.

So now their angle is "Sex predators". Last week it was "Wildlife", but was soon dismissed when people pointed out these same complainers probably have cars up on blocks, leaking oil all over their yards....

“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#7 Apr 22, 2009
Tim wrote:
"'There's a lot of sex offenders in this area,' said Sandra Guzman"
Why not move? If there are so many sex offenders, and now a bike trail, it's clearly not a good place to raise a family.
I suspect she just made that up.
SusanB

Casselberry, FL

#8 Apr 22, 2009
Looks like Sandra Leman/Guzman should get a bike and use the bike trail....she could stand to tone up a little!
CindyB

Allendale, SC

#9 Apr 23, 2009
SusanB wrote:
Looks like Sandra Leman/Guzman should get a bike and use the bike trail....she could stand to tone up a little!
Sandra Leman and Sandra Guzman are 2 different women ... and bike riding does not help tone anything but your thighs.
Read_the_story_m orons

Boynton Beach, FL

#10 Apr 23, 2009
Captain Obvious is a moron. No where in the article did it say Guzman was a single mom. I understand that you guys want to the trail, and so do I, but to trash these people is just ridiculous. I can guarantee you the the stay at home is contributing more to society that all of you morons put together. Just because you disagree with these people you don't have to trash them. I would be willing to bet all you are "tolerant liberals" that can't stand when someone disagrees with you...
TheWorld

Orlando, FL

#11 Apr 24, 2009
Read_the_story_morons wrote:
Captain Obvious is a moron. No where in the article did it say Guzman was a single mom. I understand that you guys want to the trail, and so do I, but to trash these people is just ridiculous. I can guarantee you the the stay at home is contributing more to society that all of you morons put together. Just because you disagree with these people you don't have to trash them. I would be willing to bet all you are "tolerant liberals" that can't stand when someone disagrees with you...
And yet here you are trashing people you disagree with. What are we to make of your double standards? And what should we make of your "guarantee" that is based totally on assumption? Please help us understand your broken mind. We want to help you.

Ms.Guzman, is that you???
Read_the_story_m orons

Boynton Beach, FL

#12 Apr 27, 2009
No "The World", I do not know Ms. Guzman. I know you are one of these touchy feely people that want to save the world, or maybe your bike shorts are on too tight. I just think it is funny that you people think you know so much what is best for us all. You are obviously one of the "new progressives" that are threatened by "stay at home moms". And especially now that we see more women leaving the workforce to stay home and raise their children. Or feeling guilty that you aren't. You may think you are "the world", but you are sadly mistaken. I don't think there is any doubt that it's people like you, and not the stay at home mom, that have gotten us into the situation our country is in. If you have any children, and hopefully you don't, you probably put them in daycare like you would your dog for someone else to raise. So, don't worry you little progressive head about it, I don't think you are in any shape to help me. I don't think it is I who needs the help. Have a wonderful day.

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