Urban planners talk about trails, but such developments have gotten a very tepid embrace locally. Perhaps it' weather.....or demographics....
New and motivated planning staff at City Hall is trying to move forward the notion of trails and such initiative is needed to get things done.
Waterfront parks like the Veteran's Walkway or Factory Square Park are used scantly despite good intentions over the years. There have been some wins with Black River development such as Whitewater Park.
Changing an old, discredited industrial waterfront takes time, but the jury is still out on whether this form of recreation is embraced.