Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Prepare for swanson reroute

Situational awareness from Martin:
Prepare for Reroute at Swanson
Due to the land owners request to the City of Bellevue a portion of the trail north west of the fire station training area is going to be rerouted late summer/early fall. Basically the new trail as you round the corner of the fence is going to parallel the fence line until you get to the ditch jump affectionately known as "Fire House Air".

The land owner has tolerated runners, walkers, bikers and equestrians on their land for many years now and has notified city officials they want public use of their land to stop.

The new trail has to stay approximately 18 feet from the western side of the fence. This new trail has approximately been cut in by the Trail Leader Tom but the final tread location hasn't been flagged or cut in.

This change will cause significant heart ache amongst old and new users to Swanson because its really good trail we are losing. The best thing we can do is educate other users and comply with the land owners wishes.

<I typed this with my thumbs!>


Skinny D said...

I had made this same reroute my eagle scout project over 6 years ago. We cut a trail running along the fence line because of the disputed land ownership. Getting people to use the trail was difficult and eventually led to it's over growth of vegitation.

habits_76 said...

Does anyone know why the landowner is asking for the reroute?