Two views on the North Shore Road: A ...

Two views on the North Shore Road: A lot has changed since the ...

There are 6 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 6, 2007, titled Two views on the North Shore Road: A lot has changed since the .... In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Those who favor completion of the boondoggle known as the "Road To Nowhere" argue that the federal government made a promise to the people of Swain County and that promise should be kept.

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hazelcreek

United States

#1 Apr 6, 2007
Who are the true obstructionist here? The commissioners ran in the previous election stating their support for the road and soon gave in to the $$ proposed by the Sierra
club, they split the unity of the county over this issue by turning against the road.The people voted for Shuler as an act against the war. Taylor actually believed the road should be built for the positive economic advantage of the region. This is not just an issue of cemeterys, it is an issue of heritage and the sacrifice of Swains people in order for the Park to be formed. When the first Park was established, Roosevelt said Swain had given enough and yet we gave even more for WWII.
There is no need for a cash settlement as that was paid in 1946 to the County.
The road flooded by the Lake was paid for over the years by tax payers who had no road to use for any purpose.
This finished road would give all Americans including the elderly and the handicapped access to this region of our Park leaving millions of acres for hiking and back country adventures now enjoyed by only a realative few Americans.
Take the cash--now

Eddyville, KY

#2 Apr 6, 2007
hazelcreek wrote:
This finished road would give all Americans including the elderly and the handicapped access to this region of our Park leaving millions of acres for hiking and back country adventures now enjoyed by only a realative few Americans.
You mean the park isn't currently accessible to the elderly and the handicapped? So this would be like one long, giant wheelchair ramp into the park?
And I wish someone would explain, in detail, the so-called "economic benefits" of the road. I just don't see them.
hikernanny

United States

#3 Apr 7, 2007
Take the cash--now wrote:
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You mean the park isn't currently accessible to the elderly and the handicapped? So this would be like one long, giant wheelchair ramp into the park?
And I wish someone would explain, in detail, the so-called "economic benefits" of the road. I just don't see them.
Obviously you haven't seen the expensive environmental {DEIS} report.Under NET RETAIL SALES PER YEAR the Monetary Settlement would bring $ 140,000 and the PRINCIPAL PARK ROAD would bring $ 14,270,000. THAT IS THE" ECOMOMIC BENEFIT" !!!!!
Take the cash--now

Eddyville, KY

#4 Apr 7, 2007
hikernanny wrote:
<quoted text> Obviously you haven't seen the expensive environmental {DEIS} report.Under NET RETAIL SALES PER YEAR the Monetary Settlement would bring $ 140,000 and the PRINCIPAL PARK ROAD would bring $ 14,270,000. THAT IS THE" ECOMOMIC BENEFIT" !!!!!
No, I haven't seen it, but I am interested in it. However, I do know that "ecomomic" benefit cannot be calculated solely in terms of net retail sales.

“No More Settlement”

Since: Feb 07

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#5 Apr 7, 2007
Take the cash--now wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean the park isn't currently accessible to the elderly and the handicapped? So this would be like one long, giant wheelchair ramp into the park?
And I wish someone would explain, in detail, the so-called "economic benefits" of the road. I just don't see them.
Read DEIS on comparative economic empacts of the road on the region compared to the settlement. Ten to one ratio in favoe of road.

“No More Settlement”

Since: Feb 07

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#6 Apr 7, 2007
Take the cash--now wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean the park isn't currently accessible to the elderly and the handicapped? So this would be like one long, giant wheelchair ramp into the park?
And I wish someone would explain, in detail, the so-called "economic benefits" of the road. I just don't see them.
Any road is an inclined plane used to increase the effiency of movement, it may require a greater time interval but is far safer for all, including able bodied and handicapped.

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