Which came first — the chicken or the egg? Which is more refreshing — Coke or Pepsi? Some arguments will never be resolved.
To those we can add, “who’s more inconsiderate on the Roanoke River Greenway — pedestrians or cyclists?” My inbox and blog were flooded with comments on this subject after the April 23 column on greenway conflicts.
There’s general agreement that a problem exists. But who’s responsible? And what should be done about it? The answers vary widely, as you can see in the April reader mailbag.
First up was Karen Dillon of Wirtz, who seems to think the situation is hopeless.
“Appreciate the attempt at getting folks to obey the rules, but we probably won’t see it in either of our lifetimes. You really do take your life into your own hands out there,” she wrote.
Joe Campbell of Glenvar wrote: “Most of the conflicts I’ve witnessed on the greenway come from pedestrians who don’t know (or understand) trail etiquette. In particular, there needs to be signage warning trail users of danger in those areas where the Greenway and public roads are contiguous or coincident.”
READ THE REST OF THIS COLUMN HERE.