Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Plan Tabled

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY --Troubles in Washington, D.C. are trickling down to the Valley. It's affecting a plan to add bicycle and pedestrian trails.

Wednesday night's board of supervisors meeting was crowded with supporters for the Rockingham County bike and pedestrian trail plan.

The board of supervisors decided to table it for two weeks because supervisors are afraid of the possible federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, and how they will effect county.

The plan is to study Rockingham County's bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

There has been some major support for this plan by people who live in the county and the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Overall, members of the board of supervisors like the idea, but have questions about the plan.

Director of Planning for Rockingham County Rhonda Cooper said the board has to weigh the importance of these trails and the possible funding cuts.

"I was hoping for a vote tonight. I have learned to not assume to know that the options need to be to be kept open for them so they can make the wisest decision," said Cooper.

When the board meets again in two weeks it hopes to have an answer. For now, all supervisors can do is wait for cuts, if they happen.

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