To the Editor:
The city has an ambitious project for greenways to span most of the areas streamsides. The debate has largely centered on private property owners’ rights versus public domain. But this misses the point.
The city, and its environmental consultants, espouse a greenway concept that essentially means sidewalks, mowed lawns, and widely spaced trees — like you might see in an urban park. This heavy handed approach to the outdoors is a shame.
Who needs greenways like this? Just put in sidewalks along our city streets and leave the riversides alone!