Letter: Rail Trail has been decades in the making; let’s do this
20 years of tireless efforts have been invested toward a vision to transform our historic freight railway infrastructure into a more vital asset to provide the community healthy, low impact alternative modes of transportation to reduce traffic and enrich our daily experience in Santa Cruz.
The Rail Trail is well thought out, and fully funded plan, that will benefit pedestrians and cyclists now while preserving the tracks to enable a future light rail solution. It’s a practical and responsible hedge as we continue the necessary debate about smart transport alternatives to the car.
Let’s do this.
— Robert Arko, Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/22/18)