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Southington Town Manager Seeks Funds for Bike Path

There are 13 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 6, 2009, titled Southington Town Manager Seeks Funds for Bike Path. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Weichsel said the town sought the money because work is ready to begin on extending the path from where it ends now in the town's Plantsville section to the Cheshire town line.

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Carl

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Apr 6, 2009
I'm not sure the Fed stimulus money was meant for a bike path. Well done Southington, once again you make a stupid decision.
Southington Dude

Southington, CT

#2 Apr 6, 2009
Actually, the money was appropriated for this project by the state. You wouldn't be able to turn around and use the money for other projects.
R U sh10 ME

United States

#3 Apr 6, 2009
John have you read the paper lately? Do you know the country is in financial crisis? Have you talked to the Governor lately? John have you any understanding of tightening of the belt in times like this? John, what do you have next for us astro-turf for the high school? John why don't we make a new doggie poop park in plantsville. Great job John. We are very proud of you. Thank You.
Love the trails

New Haven, CT

#4 Apr 7, 2009
R U sh10 ME wrote:
John have you read the paper lately? Do you know the country is in financial crisis? Have you talked to the Governor lately? John have you any understanding of tightening of the belt in times like this? John, what do you have next for us astro-turf for the high school? John why don't we make a new doggie poop park in plantsville. Great job John. We are very proud of you. Thank You.
The dog park and the bike trail are probably two of the most used parks in town. As others have said - with no kids in school in town, finally their taxes are being used for something that they can enjoy.
Passion

Southington, CT

#5 Apr 7, 2009
And the dog park seems to be going over well. I can't tell you how many times my Godmother's dog has been almost bitten over there. And as for the bike trail - I think it is totally unnecessary to spend all that money on it. I'd rather see them do something with the old drive-in, personally.
YAY

Hartford, CT

#6 Apr 7, 2009
I'm sure our BOF will do something stupid like Reject bailout money!

Newsflash we don't get topick what the government wants to use money on so we might as well take what we can and make out town look nice and give people a reason to want to be here instead of wanting to stay home and cry about the economy
Good Move

Oxford, CT

#7 Apr 7, 2009
Passion wrote:
And the dog park seems to be going over well. I can't tell you how many times my Godmother's dog has been almost bitten over there. And as for the bike trail - I think it is totally unnecessary to spend all that money on it. I'd rather see them do something with the old drive-in, personally.
It's hard to ignore the amount of use the small bike trail already receives. Not to mention the amount of people which frequent the hamden, cheshire trail on a daily basis. They are easily one of the most used "parks" in the area and they promote a healthy life style. Projects like these continue to enhance the town's appeal, and there is no reason for the town manager not to try and retain the funds that were promised. The money would just be headed elsewhere to another town anyway.
Coto

East Hampton, CT

#8 Apr 12, 2009
What a waste of money, but about our over crowded schools?
Barbara

UK

#9 Apr 18, 2009
These trails are bad news. I live in the downtown and the trail really frightens me. The people who frequent this facility are downright scary. I see a lot of drug users and drunks down there. It should not be extended and this behavior should not be tolerated.
Passion

United States

#10 Apr 19, 2009
Oh with the dramatics. I have been walking on the trail, and I have never, ever seen a drunk or a drug user. I usually see people taking a walk on a nice day, walking their dogs, or taking a bike ride.
Ben Huff

Amherst, MA

#11 Apr 21, 2009
Coming from a Hamdener I just want you to know that a bike trail is one of the best invesments your community can make. People should realize the bigger projects going on here. This summer the trail will be extended all the way through Hamden to New Haven harbor. by connecting the gaps in Cheshire and Southington we would have one of the longest continuous bike trails in the nation. This allows for all new types of tourism and ways to travel that eliminate our carbon footprint promote exercise. Its a great idea so please stop being afraid. As for better use of the money, I feel bad for the crowded schools but money being spent by the government has specific uses, and this falls under transportation which mean it has to be used on some form of transportation. Better a bike trail than some super highway that will just make things worse
Passion

United States

#12 Apr 21, 2009
I don't think anybody is "scared". Just think the money could be put towards other things.
Jennifer

Danbury, CT

#13 Jun 24, 2011
I know this is an old article. But I'm going to comment anyway. I moved to Southington 3.5 years ago. I love Southington specifically because of things like the bike trail, dog park and side walks. I use the bike trail EVERYDAY. I also live in downtown. I'm not a drunk or a drug addict and I do not find it scary. The graffiti has to stop but that's another issue. Southington is a model town and I'm here to stay. Good job Southington! Glad to see you have people with good common sense. Ones who spend their money wisely so that all its residents can enjoy it.

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