Vail Daily letter: Walkway to … where?
Ryan Summerlin January 16, 2014
Congratulations to Avon on their upcoming pedestrian mall. Soon you’ll be able to park illegally at the library and sashay all the way from the lake-with-no-water to the out-of-business Office Depot. Along the way, you’ll see a vibrant timeshare community (free dinner!) and the famous “gondola to nowhere,” which was supposed to have parking but somehow didn’t.
With nowhere to park and not much to see, the odds are against this project’s success, as a critical mass of people would be necessary for it to work. Without a real draw, there’s no reason for them to hang out. Bridge Street has Vail Mountain. Pearl Street has a huge college campus. Avon has an. … insurance office?
I mean think about it — not even the Town Council members want to live in town!