|Overgrown Rail or Maintained Trail?
A completed rail-trail is quite different from an abandoned railroad corridor. What exists now, other than stored railcars, is a littered, overgrown, unmanaged corridor often used by motorized vehicles, vagrants and underage consumers of alcohol and drugs. A rail-trail can be managed and maintained with permitted uses. Just as rules of the road exist for drivers, rules of the trail would exist for trail users. Property owners along the corridor have joined in to support CVRTF because they want the corridor to be maintained for fire safety and crime prevention. It is also important to them that the corridor is accessible only to non-motorized vehicles.