Plan for mountain bike trail ditched after nasty year-long battle

ELIZABETH — A deeply divided Union County Freeholder Board on Thursday narrowly voted to drop a proposal for creating a mountain bike trail in the Watchung Reservation.

Freeholders voted 5-3, with one abstention, to remove a planned 13.5-mile trail from the reservation masterplan, with Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen and freeholders Linda Carter, Bette Jean Kowalski, Sergio Granados and Vernell Wright voting to kill the proposal.

“I am absolutely convinced that the reservation is already too intensely used,” Bergen said in a long statement explaining his vote. He said the county should concentrate on maintaining the existing 47 miles of hiking and equestrian …read more

Source: NJ.com Union

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