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City covers unexpected $23,000 cost for River Trail expansion

May 10, 2013

An estimated $23,000, added to the city's cost for the third phase of Marietta's River Trail project, had officials tapping the Community Development Block Grant budget to provide funding for the......

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May-10-13 7:22 AM

Instead of a trail with the money spent a road along the river to Walmart could have eased the traffic problems in that area and been better spent.

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May-10-13 9:05 AM

As ucan C "BigNapper", no one really agrees with u. The "river Trail " is a fantastic way to get people out of their cars and "walk, ride a bike or even jog your way out the "Pike", avoiding and lessening the traffic problems..........don't ya think?

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May-10-13 9:29 AM

I have been a supporter of the River Trail since they started the first section nearly 10 years ago... but I have my reservations about a biking path terminating at Walmart... seems a little odd if you ask me.... and let us not mention the aromatic part of the trail that will take our outdoor enthusiasts past Marietta's fine sewage treatment plant.

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May-10-13 12:45 PM

I like to walk from the Harbor to the fairgrounds and back. I don't think I will ever make the trip to Walmart on foot.

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May-10-13 2:11 PM

Every time a plan for easing traffic problems comes up, the whole city gets in an uproar and nothing happens. The trail is a healthy reply to going to WalMart. Put the car keys away, get a bike with a basket or trailer and peddle out there.

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May-10-13 2:49 PM

Now only if the police dept. would stop the drug trafficers on the south side, the "bike path" would be a great asset to the city.

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May-10-13 7:28 PM

$3,365/ft.Not bad work if you can get it..surely I messed up the math..but

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