To: Rep. Briscoe, J.,
Subject: Do you want you property taken from you, for a bike trail?
SB249S01 is a very dangerous piece of legislation. Where does public domain and private property issue stop? Bike trails are not needed for public use. They are nice and with the owners permission you can buy property for whatever reason. Orem City worked with the property owners and found amicable solutions to their bike trail.
Will the next step be to put a bike trail next to every stream, pond or body of water in Utah in the name of Safety and efficiency? Senator Bramble"s bill for emanate domain for bike trails was pulled last year. I feel he knew this year if he could find one safety issue in the state where there was felt to be a problem, he could expand the emanate domain issue throughout the state. Do not fall for this bait and switch. This kind of thinking is destroying several counties in southern Utah.
Does the State exist for the people or does the people exist for the State?
Please respect private property rights of all individuals in our state.
Peter L Anderson