A 100-foot bike path that connects an Elk Grove street to an existing path near Laguna Creek has run up quite a cost.
The price tag of the Camada Trail is now about $1,150 per foot, according to this KCRA report, bringing the total cost up to $115,000. Elk Grove Online commenters have taken notice of the cost. Some complain of government bureaucracy, while others feel the trail is worth the money.
"That is a lot of money, but if it is where I think it is, it will be greatly appreciated," said one commenter. "That was a very bad situation, quite a steep but short hill to navigate both up and down, muddly in the winter and rutted, a dangerous path carved out by people trying to get on and off the trail."
Much of the trail was funded by a $60,000+ federal grant, according to KCRA. The rest comes from local taxes and transportation funds. Part of the reason the cost ran so high is that the city didn't anticipate having to purchase the land to develop the trail.
Share your thoughts about the trail and its cost below. Too much money, or is this project worth it?