Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stimulus Money Coming to CT Rail-Trails

Most Mod-Bloggers know that I have been enjoying biking for the last year, and those of you who have ridden with me know that I have been enjoying the various rail-trails that Connecticut has to offer. For those of you who are not aware, a rail-trail is a biking/hiking trail that has been built on an old railroad bed that had been abandoned. It is a good way to make use of the many level areas of continuous path that are left over from the age of the iron horse.

It now appears that Connecticut will be using some of its stimulus money to extend and refurbish existing rail-trails across the state. While I am not a fan of the pork-laden stimulus package, I can think of worse things to spend the money on.


CRCHAIR said...

I agree. These rails to trails projects also give low cost alternatives to people looking for ways to save money on entertainment.

Sean said...

In an odd, possibly a bad, use of funds - the state of WA is using some of the money to build a bridge over the freeway for Microsoft. http://bit.ly/3pXQNU