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Would you Support a Rails to Trails Project?

Build Our Trail wants you to take a 10 question survey.

The idea of converting the inactive Fox-Chase Newtown Line into a multi-purpose trail has been the topic of discussion for months. To continue the conversation, a local group wants you to take a short survey about it.

Build Our Trail, a grassroots organization of residents in Northampton and Upper Southampton Townships who support the conversion, is asking the community to participate in a 10-question survey.

Back in September, the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors decided to hold off on pursuing a Rail to Trail project after hearing public comment from residents and people from neighboring communities. People spoke both for and against the idea of a rail to trail project.

Learn more about Build Our Trail on their website.

Ashley VanSant December 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Ive lived in Southampton my whole life, and I never thought there were this many crazy people here. Most of us can read between the lines and see this is really about keeping the train out since there's a group or two out there promoting it. I have an idea who is running BOT and its shameful they've engaged in phone-breathing and other harassing tactics to scare away the critics. There are too many characters with this group to trust them. A fence guy, a township official on the EAC, and a guy who claims to have dual residency in Upper Southampton and Northampton Townships so he can speak "as a resident" at multiple public hearings. You can't dream this stuff up!!!
the truth December 10, 2012 at 11:47 PM
No truth in advertising (pics of trails with out backyards & homes) No truth in data aquisition (survey's and petitions) no truth in identy ( NHT meeting, SHT politico;s) no truth in profiteering (fencing) no truth in research (rtt gobbly goo) If these are the good local folks who will be using the trail, I wonder what the out of town drifters and hoods will be like!
the truth December 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Hello BOT Hello? hello??... Im still waiting for you to post truthfull pictures of what the completed trail will look like. You know the hundreds of homes that back up to the rail line (some as close as 50') why are they not seen on your web site or petition? Hello Hello???. Has any heard fom BOT? Did they call it quits already? or are they hiding from the truth.
amills4964 December 11, 2012 at 03:28 PM
hi. these concerns are valid i think. the track is very close to homes and peoples backyards. i have friend live near Spring Mount I believe close to what is called perkomen trail. nice trail, pretty area but very rural. many access points by streets. i think redding rr abandoned in 1970s so it gone for a long time and land owned by county i believe. what i trying to say is that this line is not good for trail if so many people are angry about it. i cannot think why a politician would support this if so controversial. i support it, but i not poltician. maybe wait until the econony is better. i think Komelasky said meeting (i saw video) that very little money, gets calls from people complaining about potholes.
John Scott December 12, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Township money would apparently be better spent on spell-check software than a trail. Just saying.

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