Okay, so this guy is cheeky. I get it. I back slowly away when hair-gelled military brats come bouncing through my town with hundreds of dollars of hiking gear strapped to their 24-hour fitness - shaped bodies.
But I digress. The Incline causes traffic problems and parking issues and brings relatively little economic benefit to the town. And if the people that live along Ruxton who can't park their cars (imaginary or otherwise) don't like it, should we listen to the local TAX PAYERS or those that use the incline and feel they are entitled to it for free? It's free now because it's illegal.
I use it occasionally, and I would never drive from my house across the valley, even though it adds another 4 miles to an already grueling climb. Parking (and even just driving through) is so bad on most days, and getting worse. I feel for those who live along Ruxton. This town and its its treasures belong to the people who call it home. And we are all happy to share it, but we cannot allow our town to be overrun simply to bring even MORE tourists and thrill seekers. Keep it WEIRD.
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