Cars on the trail
I am writing in response to Mr. Mueller’s recent letter to the editor with regards to a car being driven down the Quinnipiac River Linear Trail in Wallingford. The driver of that car is a long-standing member of The Quinnipiac River Linear Trail Advisory Committee (QRLTAC) of Wallingford. She was driving very cautiously, with her car’s blinkers on, down the trail to gather task information for The QRLTAC of Wallingford for its April 18th annual Spring Cleanup event. This effort of gathering information for “work to be done” is something we do twice a year in order to efficiently tackle the large job of keeping our town’s trail in pristine condition.
QRLTAC of Wallingford has been in existence for almost 25 years as a volunteer organization donating our time and labor for the purpose of advising the town in creating the trail in Wallingford, helping to keep the trail in tip top condition and holding many popular community events. Our member was aghast and appalled when encountering two police cars with their lights flashing at the end of her drive down the trail. After explaining what she was there to do, police left the area.
In order to avoid any further incidents like this, we will alert the police and post a work action sign so our trail users will understand why we are on the trail with our vehicles. We thank you for your concern for our trail.
Elaine Doherty, Wallingford.
The writer is a member of the Quinnipiac River Linear Trail Advisory Committee of Wallingford.