GetAbout trails close to homes should not cause concern

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:53 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I was surprised to read that some residents are “close to tears” and “screaming” about the prospect of having a trail built near their homes (7/18, “GetAbout Columbia proposals draw some support in Sixth Ward”). Why is a trail considered less desirable than a road, which they already have running immediately in front of their homes? It’s not hard to guess which of the two brings more people and noise past their homes.