EBRPD determined to defile the ridge with vans
Original post made by another hiker on Apr 24, 2013
Many people have made valid arguments about why this must be stopped, apparently the EBRPD is so caught up in their insistence to do it that we will suffer no matter what.
I suppose that if everyone who is opposed would call and email each member it might make a difference. Then again, based on my non-replies maybe not.
on Apr 25, 2013 at 8:23 am
Well, I have to admit it -- the hikers are mostly cut from the same cloth -- they consider the ridge, "their ridge".
I still think the hillside, below the crest, is a great place for a nice restaurant. Great place to sit and view the Amador Valley, while enjoying good food and some of the valley's finest wines. Perhaps the EBRPD shuttles could be privatized to take diners up and down the hill from a shuttle lot, thus reducing the size of the parking lot.
Oh geez, sorry, I forgot, the park and the hills belong to the able bodied hiking crowd. Others, please stay away...!!
on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:18 am
Someone mentioned a lift system (ski lift type of thing?) which would be the best solution of all. Love going up to Squaw Valley with or without my bike in tow and reaching those spaces.
on Apr 25, 2013 at 10:50 am
The big concerns are cleaner air, more housing, transportation, and jobs? Right? So why not high rise housing along the ridge? Chairlifts and vans to get you home, and bicycling (all downhill) to get to work. Clean beautiful air up there, lovely views, and no urban sprawl. Incentive programs for overweight folks on public assistance to get in to the housing will also improve public health.
That's a win-win-win-win! Everyone will like except the ridge NIMBY who started this thread