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1. Saves taxpayers MONEY!
2. Preserves the environment!
3. Still serves ALL users!!
The purpose of this campaign is simple: to get the Putnam Trail resurfaced with a stone dust instead of paved asphalt and reduce the proposed width from 16ft down to 8ft. NYC Parks Department plans will double the current width of the Putnam Trail from 8ft to 16ft! The average lane on an interstate highway is 12ft! This will require the destruction of many trees and harm the natural environment of the Park! A stone dust surface still serves all the users; cyclists, walkers, runners, baby strollers, wheelchairs and more. Park trails are meant to be user-friendly and accommodate all methods of use. We feel that the 8ft wide stone dust trail best meets the needs of all users while having the most minimal impact on the environment and also the lowest cost. We ask you to support the Save the Putnam Trail campaign and ensure that the Putnam Trail stays 8ft wide and is improved with a stone dust surface. Please don’t let the Putnam Trail become “Putnam Road”!
We need your help to see that The Putnam Trail is reconstructed properly. If we stay silent on this issue one of the jewels of the Bronx and NYC will be lost forever!!
Officials claim that the proposed 16 ft wide trail wont require the destruction of “many” trees.
How can they claim this when the numbers dont agree?? Parks plans will increase the width of the 1.5 mile long Putnam Trail from 8ft to a proposed 16ft. This extra 8ft will require the clearing/destruction of 63,360sq ft of land!! That is 1.5 ACRES of LAND totally cleared out FOREVER! How does this not require the removal of a significant amount of trees and other vital ecosystems?
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Please take a couple minutes of your time to email NYC Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe about why you DONT want to see the Putnam Trail paved! http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/
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