A local resident placed a tablet and a pen in a makeshift cardboard comment box nailed to a post by the “No Trespassing” sign between Carrier Park and French Broad River Park.
Here are some of the reponses left by people walking along the riverside trail.
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Thanks to zen Sutherland for the photos and the comment box idea!
As usual everyone in Asheville wants everything for free, but that’s not reasonable when injury claims are at stake. Yes, the very same people that use the cut through for free are the same folk that will sue when a tree falls on them, or their little Johnny falls out of a tree they shouldn’t have been climbing in the first place. Not everyone is a good responsible person so the land owner is having to idiot proof it for you. Just like auto manufacturers having to put airbags in cars for people that don’t wear their seat belt. Same thing either way you slice it. Hopefully the city will step up and buy the land like they should.
I used a park like this for many years in another town and after about ten years the park service started charging $3 for parking. Worth every penny for the convenience. They had to charge because of the upkeep from litter bugs, there again idiot proofing. You would go up to a box, get a envelope and put three dollars in it. Then tear off the numbered tab and put the envelope in the lock box, and the number on your dash. No number on dash matching the envelope in lock box a ticket would be placed on your car for $15+. Some times in this world you just have to idiot proof things to move on. Yes, I hear you saying , I won’t use that park, but there is a thousand behind you that will.
Can someone knowledgeable explain how and when the other parcels of land, except for this one, were acquired for the public trail?