Asarco's future: Bicycle paths envisi...

Asarco's future: Bicycle paths envisioned for arroyo cleared of slag

There are 14 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 18, 2012, titled Asarco's future: Bicycle paths envisioned for arroyo cleared of slag. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Artist's rendering of what Parker Brothers Arroyo could look like after the ongoing restoration at the Asarco Smelter site.

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Leave No Trace

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 18, 2012
10, 20, 30 or more years from now after Ardovino and the rest of the "enlightened ones" have blessedly left this earth - who will be responsible for the destruction of these smoke stacks after the maintenance has been deferred for many years, and after the rest of this waste dump has been abandoned and long forgotten? You know who will be responsible - the El Paso Taxpayer. Whether these stacks stay or go should be the decision of the poor El Paso Taxpayer who time and again has to foot the bill for these "quality of life projects/initiatives" that have been guaranteed to make El Paso a better place to live. That unbelievable laughter you will hear about a year from now, will be Asarco laughing their you know what's off after the local elected idiots have signed 200 sheets of waivers letting Asarco off the hook for the destruction of the smoke stacks. I wish Ardovino would recognize this waste dump for what it is - I wish Ardovino would realize what Asarco has already stated - it will cost millions of dollars to keep these monuments to heavy metal poisoning around - to continue the daily reminder of the sad Asarco chapter of El Paso history! The time has come to turn the page - to clean up this tragedy and to leave no trace!
James Russell

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 19, 2012
Leave No Trace wrote:
10, 20, 30 or more years from now after Ardovino and the rest of the "enlightened ones" have blessedly left this earth - who will be responsible for the destruction of these smoke stacks after the maintenance has been deferred for many years, and after the rest of this waste dump has been abandoned and long forgotten? You know who will be responsible - the El Paso Taxpayer. Whether these stacks stay or go should be the decision of the poor El Paso Taxpayer who time and again has to foot the bill for these "quality of life projects/initiatives" that have been guaranteed to make El Paso a better place to live. That unbelievable laughter you will hear about a year from now, will be Asarco laughing their you know what's off after the local elected idiots have signed 200 sheets of waivers letting Asarco off the hook for the destruction of the smoke stacks. I wish Ardovino would recognize this waste dump for what it is - I wish Ardovino would realize what Asarco has already stated - it will cost millions of dollars to keep these monuments to heavy metal poisoning around - to continue the daily reminder of the sad Asarco chapter of El Paso history! The time has come to turn the page - to clean up this tragedy and to leave no trace!
Too bad you did not comment on the bicycle paths that are being proposed. The only thing the site would be good for is an Arena or a new baseball stadium if the voters were stupid enough to vote for one. Bicycle paths? Yeah right! None who go there just to ride a bicycle unless the area was set up for BMX bike competition on the weekends and maybe not even then. A BMX track was set up in Northeast years ago and I have not heard of any sanctioned races or even if the old course still survives.
I guess you are one of those who hated the fact that ASARCO even existed but it did help El Paso survive and grow from the 1880s through the 1960s. The pollution back then was secondary and the doctors here did not even know the dangers until in the 1960s. You are worried about thirty years from now? Come on you can't even say you will be in El Paso in thirty years or even alive to worry about it.
RU-4-REAL

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 19, 2012
WTF is this thing with all this BS about bicycle paths or tracks . How much ROAD TAX do these things bring .The believe that most of the bicycle riders are GAY . If not why would they want to peddle their azz all over town ?

Since: Aug 10

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 19, 2012
Whenever I feel like being harassed and yelled at by random apes, I ride a bicycle around town in Hell Paso. Throw in some polluted soil and I'm there for sure.
bikes and drugs

El Paso, TX

#5 Jun 19, 2012
This is a great idea for having a bike path where drugs can be brought in so close to the border.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#6 Jun 19, 2012
Why bike path's? The inconsiderate a**holes prefer to run red light's and cut off driver's on the street's that the automobile drivers have paid taxes for. Start making them register their bikes and pay taxes for the right to use the road's

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#7 Jun 19, 2012
therealgrtwyt wrote:
Why bike path's? The inconsiderate a**holes prefer to run red light's and cut off driver's on the street's that the automobile drivers have paid taxes for. Start making them register their bikes and pay taxes for the right to use the road's
I agree and lets add all these vehicles with plates from Chihuahua and the rest of Mexico to that list. If a bike runs into you it does make as much damage to your vehicle as as not insured Mexican junker that has been running into people for along time. Answer Please
Mr Real El Paso

El Paso, TX

#8 Jun 19, 2012
KEEP YOUR COTTON PICKING HANDS OFF THOSE SMOKE STACKS!
You people that claim to be from El Paso then you cry about your taxes being to high.
You complaint about being next to Mexico and now you want to build an arena and baseball stadium next to Mexico.
The Asarco Land should contain bike trails maybe a park of some sorts, but those magnificant smoke stacks should remain standing there for the next One Thousand Years.
And by the way if you have to pay for their up keep with your taxes then pay up and stop crying.
It you don't like it then move away to Tucson or albuquerque, we don't want you or your kind here, so pack up and leave town NOW!
Mr Real El Paso

El Paso, TX

#9 Jun 19, 2012
RU-4-REAL wrote:
WTF is this thing with all this BS about bicycle paths or tracks . How much ROAD TAX do these things bring .The believe that most of the bicycle riders are GAY . If not why would they want to peddle their azz all over town ?
Then why do you sit in your pickup truck on a hot day like today in the swealtering heat then complain that you are not gay.
You sit there and sweat then remember you forgot to roll down the windows.
You fat manteca you need to get on a bicycle and start peddling away and loose some of that pork chop.
family friendly

Algodones, NM

#10 Jun 19, 2012
All El Pasoans need to think outside the box and with a little creativity this could turn out to be something very positive for El Paso. Imagine having many Summer bike events that everyone young and older could enjoy. Even Fall or Spring bike events. This could just start out as a bike path for cyclists but later turn into something much bigger. They could have Bike Tours, bike races, start bike clubs, etc. Bike tours to farms, bike tours to vineyards, bike parades with crazy costumes, have bike events with stops at brewery's or pubs with live entertainment and food. The events could be for teams or as individuals and raise money for a worthy cause.
JWRussell

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 19, 2012
family friendly wrote:
All El Pasoans need to think outside the box and with a little creativity this could turn out to be something very positive for El Paso. Imagine having many Summer bike events that everyone young and older could enjoy. Even Fall or Spring bike events. This could just start out as a bike path for cyclists but later turn into something much bigger. They could have Bike Tours, bike races, start bike clubs, etc. Bike tours to farms, bike tours to vineyards, bike parades with crazy costumes, have bike events with stops at brewery's or pubs with live entertainment and food. The events could be for teams or as individuals and raise money for a worthy cause.
Hey lady, the closest club is Rosa's Cantina at 3400 Doniphan. Bike parades no even lady. They could save that for the Thanksgiving Day parade event run with the "Turkey Trot" foot races.

Your vision is either clouded or you have little real knowledge of the area in an around the ASARCO lands.
family friendly

Algodones, NM

#12 Jun 19, 2012
JWRussell wrote:
<quoted text>Hey lady, the closest club is Rosa's Cantina at 3400 Doniphan. Bike parades no even lady. They could save that for the Thanksgiving Day parade event run with the "Turkey Trot" foot races.
Your vision is either clouded or you have little real knowledge of the area in an around the ASARCO lands.
At least I have a vision and a touch of enthusiasm.
JWRussell

El Paso, TX

#13 Jun 20, 2012
family friendly wrote:
<quoted text>At least I have a vision and a touch of enthusiasm.
The only thing that has been touched is your g spot.
BMX

Algodones, NM

#14 Jun 21, 2012
Free Race Day at Sun City BMX June 29 6-8

the US Olympic Committee, USA BMX and US Cycling are joining forces to celebrate Olympic Day (June 23)

Does this mean that there is BMX in El Paso....

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