I recently read your fine article on the Cal-Sag Trail in Rails-to-Trails Spring/Summer ’15.
I grew up in Dolton in the 60’s and 70’s. I attended the old Lincoln Grade & Jr. High School and graduated from Thornridge H.S. (1980).
This trail will bring opportunity to the area. It’s hard to see now, but the investment (small compared to most infrastructure projects) will have its payday. Had this trail existed in the ’70’s, I would have been riding it to its end every chance I had.
Trails bring people together and connect those who would not normally cross paths. I hope this trail and the others it connects with does just that.
—Troy Zeleznik, Des Moines, IA, Thornridge H.S. ’80