Sunday, October 16, 2011

On Access

The Advocate is poised to run a story this morning on a recent "fact finding mission" to the Black Hand Gorge.  Look for it at in the Life section.

Controversy will, undoubtedly, ensue.

The issue is access.  Some have it.  Some don't.  Some want it.  Some don't want others to have it.

In my view, access doesn't have to be seen as a divisible commodity. 

If one person has access to hike or walk, it doesn't mean someone else loses it in proportion.  Public access to the interurban tunnel, Black Hand Rock, and sandstone towpath in the Black Hand Gorge does not trample on the easement (or right of way) rights of the nearby subdivision's various owners.

I hope my prediction of controversy is wrong.

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