Re “Parkway values clash in Folsom” (Editorials, Dec. 21): We have long held that there needs to be more safe access to the parkway for the frail elderly and disabled. The proposed project in Folsom appears to meet those criteria, and the concept should be heartily supported.
The Bee editorial claiming lights and developed access intrude upon the naturalness of the parkway – while having some validity – should also consider the public safety issue of well-lighted access, especially for the frail elderly and disabled.
The dangerous access in the Lower Reach area of the parkway – from Discovery Park to Cal Expo – should serve as a model of “how not” to provide well-manicured and well-lighted access to our premier outdoor recreational area; while this new project in Folsom may provide a model of “how to.”
The proper public review is warranted, and one assumes an even better project will emerge to allow greater and safer access to the parkway for the frail elderly and disabled.
– David H. Lukenbill, senior policy director, American River Parkway Preservation Society