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Woodside council OKs public money for equestrian bridge

Original post made on Feb 3, 2020

A proposal to replace an equestrian bridge on the Center Trail, the main horse trail through Woodside, was unanimously approved for funding by the Town Council Tuesday, Jan. 28, over earlier opposition from some residents.

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Posted by Carol F
a resident of Woodside: other
on Feb 3, 2020 at 12:27 pm

As a former 28 year resident of Woodside, active on may committees and Town Council, I applaud this report of cooperation to finally rebuild the Bear Gulch Creek equestrian bridge. Horses, the equestrian lifestyle, and the network of equestrian trails are so much a part of what makes Woodside unique, desirable and wonderful!

I was pained by previous reports to deny funding for this bridge!

Cooperation is essential to everyone's rights and happiness!

Posted by John
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Feb 4, 2020 at 4:34 pm

I applaud the Town Council for approving the bridge. $35,000 of public funding was a small component of this project, especially when compared to other projects and expenditures which don’t benefit certain segments of the Town’s population either.

In Woodside, there is always going to be folks who question and disagree. I’m glad they had a meaningful opportunity to express their concerns, though I would contend that the opposition was quite small in numbers.

But in the end, the Council decided that Woodside's equestrian heritage matters. I don’t even ride but it’s one of the most unique aspects of our town and it certainly helps make this such a special place to live.

We truly are lucky to call Woodside our home!

Posted by Horse only?
a resident of another community
on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

So all these past years of morning runs have been against the law?
Well, I guess I'm an outlaw, haha.
Glad the bridge will be built. I look forward to using it.

Posted by @Horse Only?
a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:13 am

Yes (wink wink), it's for horses only.