There has been a silent battle brewing for the past month or so when the city announced it had plans to cut down a bunch of trees to make way for a new bike path. At the time of the news it wasn't very clear which trees on 30th street they were talking about but now thanks to a Save the Trees 2121 and a recent article at the daily camera it is much more clear. It appears that a bike path is planned to run along the ditch that runs behind Target and on to 30th street and under it is being planned (see photo below). This means many of the existing trees will get chopped.
The current land owner is worried that she will lose a friend and the magic of her land which the city is willing to pay for (not sure if it will cover friendship or the magic part). Another complaint is that the proposed trail will go no where, simply under 30th street and that's it. City officials are claiming this is part of a larger plan that will extend to the new train depot... but no plans are currently public.
Watch this video at CBS
Would this be making any headlines if it were a new street instead of a bike path?