By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“That has been the history of the whole Great Allegheny Passage,” said Linda McKenna Boxx, former president and current board secretary of the Allegheny Trail Alliance, which maintains the Great Allegheny Passage and the Montour Trail. “A lot of times, people in rural areas just want things to stay the way they are, and it takes a while for them to get used to all the new faces.” Some people in larger communities — she mentioned Meyersdale, Somerset County — get excited about the social and commercial opportunities brought by bicyclists. But Ms. McKenna Boxx can rattle off stories about challenging times during the 30-year development of the Great Allegheny Passage. Click here to read the full article.
Photo by John Heller/Post-Gazette: Cyclist Dave Kallay of Munhall, right, waits at the stop sign outside Costco in West Homestead on the Great Allegheny Passage.