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  1. Boreas says

    “In Tupper Lake, where a new parking lot is being built, dirt bikers and ATVers did “donuts” in the lot, tearing up the recently completed surface.”

    This is why we can’t have nice things…

    Hidden surveillance and prosecution of offenders near areas under construction may not be a bad idea. If people are going to protest or “make their mark”, they are likely going to do it early-on.

  2. Andrew Albright says

    This is just the start of what I expect will be regular abuse by motorized vehicles. Sadly, the abuse will likely extend into “off limits” Forest Preserve lands that abut the trail.

    • Brian Woods says

      Because the trail is closed to the public, the only people on the trail are the construction workers, NYSOGS/NYSDEC, or individuals who are trespassing. Once the trail is open and the public uses the trail daily, I anticipate that will see fewer violations and fewer acts of vandalism in places like the Saranac Lake Depot. The sooner we get folks out there on an open trail the better!

      Brian Woods
      Executive Director, Adirondack Rail Trail Association

  3. Lawrence Van Garrett says

    Well, what do you expect when it feels like it’s taking 20 years to complete! Maybe now the park rangers can use those service weapons to keep the motorized idiots off the trails. Here’s hoping the trail is actually policed and rules are enforced. That goes for the aging population on they’re new e-bikes they are riding up and down the Tobie Trail from Old Forge to Raquette Lake obeying no rules and we’ll soon find on the rail trail.

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