In my opinion, if they are going to spend all of this money on building a cross-city running/biking trail, then why not take some of that money and make it safe - build some pedestrian bridges over the wide dangerous roads that lie in its path, or at least build one over Oleander Drive & Shipyard Blvd (which would probably use most of the $$$). The trail is a wonderful idea, but it's hindered by these busy roads. I would love to run the whole trail upon completion but I don't want to deal with crossing these highways, especially considering how badly people drive around here (not paying attention, texting, driving drunk). This will help a lot of fitness-minded people living in the core of Wilmington, rather than buying up a bunch of wilderness on the edge of the county. Unless this money has to be used outside of the city limits, I don't know. I just know that many cities I have lived in previously had lots of pedestrian bridges.
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