Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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We had a similar situation here in San Diego County, with a homeowner fencing off part of a utilities easement (and popular hiking trail) behind his home. I sympathize with those who do not want motor sports in their back yards, but the presence of hikers and bicyclists actually enhances one's security and quality of life, and the presence of multiuse trails boosts property values.
As a society, we use laws of eminent domain to place public mobility over private interests (with theoretically just economic compensation); to me, hiking and bicycling trails are just as legitimate as freeways.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069