Sunday, March 18, 2012

Progress?

This morning I was walking along this path in Bethpage State Park.



I saw this path and contemplated going home to get my mountain bike for a little single track but alas that wasn't to be. Maybe next time.



Then I saw this and wondered what that could do to the next time:



The park denizens rumor is either an extension to the bike path but it looks too wide. A bike path wouldn't be bad, a road would be, a parking lot horrific. I kept dreading the lyrics of the Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi:

"They took all the trees
And put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem 'em

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot"

4 comments:

Kepa Wong said...

Wow, I hope they keep it as a path.

Jeff Irvin said...

Maybe just making it a multi-use path? Around here when I see that type of prep they are usually making grading adjustment due to poor water drainage.

Caratunk Girl said...

Hopefully it stays as a path!!

Kate said...

Path path path. Just say no to parking lots!

Hope you get out on that mountain bike soon! :)