2014-02-27 / Letters

Can’t Get Behind Pike 2 Pike

To The Editor:

I grew up very near the eastern end of the Pike 2 Bike and presently live near Baltimore. I am very familiar with the area and have traveled the “old pike” via various modes of transportation over the years. I just can’t get behind the idea and the necessity for all of the proposed changes. It seems to me that, like everything else, the Pike 2 Bike concept has become dollar driven. The proposed end results will resemble the streets in my neighborhood. Why would I drive for two hours to get to this manufactured comfort? There is an old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” I understand the safety concern in the tunnels, but part of the adrenaline rush of being in the tunnel is the unknown!

How about a big sign at each end of the tunnels that simply says “Enter At Your Own Risk.” That’s what people did prior to Pike 2 Bike.

Our ancestors roamed this area long ago, and if they were dumb enough to set out without water, they got thirsty. Also, when Mother Nature called, she also provided lots of trees and bushes to go behind. When people got tired, they looked for a log or rock to rest their bones on for a while. I don’t know. Maybe I’m missing the big picture here, but I fear the the picture will be ruined beyond repair! Just wanted to share my opinion.

Larry Black,

Baltimore, Md

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