City Council Flip Flops Over General Plan Amendments to Remove Two Paths from General Plan (6.1 & 6.2)

On April 2, 2013 the City Council essentially decided not to do anything with two pedestrian paths which are in the City General Plan. The real problem is we all want connectivity but we live in a place which is not safe. Every other Pedestrian-bike Path in the City is going to have the same problem.

6.1 – Pedestrian Path between 45th and 47th Streets.

A public path adjacent to a private residence can disturb the quiet enjoyument of the property. It can create real fears which  did not exist before. If anything happens. Eliminating bike use of the path probably eliminates most of the people who will use it, and contrary to safety. 20 ft width is ample for bikes and pedestrians.

The solution to this problem is to find a way to put in a safe path.Taking the Path oput of the General Plan when the land has already been turned over to the City  is hard to do. We should consider taking his opportunity to see if we can come up with something that is safe. EBI should be left on the hook, and the community should take a close look at potential alternatives to create a safe. This is important as this model could be applied to future paths which have yet to be considered.

That Path was approved, and almost created. However, the immediate neighbors raised forceful objection about the safety of the Path. We live in an area that is not safe. The real fact is every single Path in the General Plan is going to face the same issue

6.2  Pedestrian-Bike Path through ECCL

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