My understanding, when the railway access was purchased many years ago, that it was for the purpose of the conversion to a rails-to-trails (I know that the remote possibility that it would re-open as a railway was reserved). This asset needs to be developed for the future benefit of our local community. What better than a walking, biking and horse riding trail?
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There has been a lot of discussion of converting part of the railway for an excursion train from Folsom to Shingle Springs. How could this possibility be more beneficial to our community, than a multi-use trail?
There has been talk of a trail from Tahoe to Sacramento and beyond. Our trail could be joined with the overall plan. I see no benefit of the train, but a tremendous benefit to a multi-use trail.
Now is the time to pull together and tell our Board of Supervisors, how we want one of our most valuable assets to be developed. Would you rather see an out of county (Folsom) community use our property for their benefit and take away forever our chance of a multi-use trail?
E-mail your supervisors and tell them we want a multi-use trail, or better yet, attend the Nov. 8 supervisor meeting and show your support. If we snooze now, we may lose later.
Thank you for your time with this matter.