Readers comment on reporter Caty Hirst’s Friday news story, “Inter-city bike route would connect Fort Worth to Dallas,” on star-telegram.com.
“Price said the money won’t come from local taxpayers, but from federal and state grants.” Oh, really? Does the bicycling queen know that local hardworking citizen/taxpayers also pay state and federal taxes? Nothing is free in this life. Dennis Killy
That the money is available isn’t the issue. Why the money is available in this economic climate is the issue. Does anyone need bike trails so badly that they need to go on the government’s credit card? Michael Gaughan
When finished, this will be huge. Whenever my husband and I consider retiring somewhere else, we always come back to the Fort Worth bike trails and the Trinity River. Ann
While I probably won’t ever ride a bike (I just don’t like it much) I am all for efforts such as these. With all the congestion on the roads and more people moving to the area every year, we really need to make changes to the region’s transportation options. The more comprehensive the options are the better it is for the whole region and the people who live here. Katie Buchok
I see security being a problem here. …Far too many of these trails are inaccessible to patrol cars, thus leaving the cycling public completely exposed to the criminal element. Bob Kellow
I agree that security is one of the negative aspects of “off-the-beaten-path” developments. The cost of addressing this problem needs to be considered. Jerry