Dear SLV Post,
As a resident of Felton, I want to express my support for and provide a positive view of building a pump track in the covered bridge park. This proposal presents a unique opportunity to provide the community with a much needed convenient, safe, and legal space to practice a variety of sports. The beauty of an asphalt pump track is that it appeals to a range of users of all skill levels on anything with wheels. Anyone who has used one can attest whether you’re 5 or 35, they are just plain fun. I encourage anyone who has yet to see one to go, and it will help clarify the scope of this low-impact project and its benefits to the community.
To that end, this project is a series of low earthwork berms with a ribbon of asphalt on top that are landscaped to blend into the environment and surrounded by a natural wooden split rail fence. This project is absolutely in line with the development plan for the Felton covered bridge park by respecting its historical value while providing an area for modern active use that doesn’t unduly burden other users.
The Valley Womens Club has made this community infrastructure a focal point to oppose despite both the original proposal and clearly announced public hearings addressing their concerns regarding sanitation, flooding, parking, and access. When facing this organized opposition, speaking up and making your voice heard is more important than ever to represent the community accurately.