But what a colossal mistake that would be. Countless other towns in Alabama and Georgia already get it.
Why can’t Anniston?
Granted, we’re pleased beyond belief that a recent $50,000 grant has reopened the possibility that Anniston won’t blow this opportunity.
Likewise, we understand this isn’t as easy as snapping our collective fingers and saying, “Build it and the cyclists will come.”
Anniston doesn’t own the land for the trail extension between Weaver and the multi-modal station, and property owners would have to agree to sell some of their land to make the trail possible.
Expect negotiations between the city and property owners to be difficult. In other words, quintessentially Anniston.
But, as Anniston City Manager told The Star the other day, “If we don’t do it, we don’t get it,” he said.
What this project needs is a visionary salesman, someone who can sway skepticts. In Anniston, who could that be?