Apparently, though, there are more than a few folks who appreciate the value of fitness, outdoor recreation, and quality-of-life.
This from Max Brantley's Arkansas Times blog:
* BRIDGES TO SOMEWHERE: The Pulaski County Road and Bridge Department says electronic counters show 57,371 people used the new Two Rivers Park pedestrian bridge April 10-May 7. In 2011, 100,000 people used the nearby Big Dam Bridge, based on security camera monitors. That means the Two Rivers bridge could exceed Big Dam Bridge traffic. Building the bridges to encourage people to get outside apparently "is working," the county says.
Yep, I'd say it is working just fine, and based on the streams of riders, walkers, runners and skaters crowding the bridges earlier this evening, I'd say those numbers will just grow as more and more Central Arkansas residents discover the recreational gold in our backyard.