Monday, March 9, 2009

The road less traveled--but not for long.

Following up on the previous article, Andrew (Bo's person) has put together a very telling slideshow, demonstrating what the proposed paved road on the western edge of the Fort Washington Park ballfield would do to the quiet beauty of that spot, and to people's ability to enjoy it as anything other than a means of getting from Point A to Point B a little quicker.

And that's what it's all about, right? We spend our whole workaday week rushing around, trying to do everything we need to get done in the inadequate time we have to get it done in--and if we manage to find a little time to ourselves to head down to the river, what better way to spend it than to rush around some more? Why stop and smell the wet grass and wildflowers, and listen to the nesting orioles and song sparrows vocalizing overhead? Particularly once they aren't there anymore.

And yet strangely, the more people I talk to about this, the more clear it becomes that many prefer that road less traveled by, precisely because it's grassy and wanting wear--Frost didn't say anything about it wanting asphalt, though. Or two foot gravel shoulders.

If you're interested in helping us fight city hall a little longer, you can respond to this blog article or the one below it, and we'll get back to you. In a rush, even.

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