Friday was a sad day for me. As I rode my bike to work along the Stevens Creek trail, I witnessed bulldozers flattening the dirt bike recreation area.
This area was always inspiring to me. I don't know the full history, but it appeared to be homemade by determined kids. It was a place where I could occasionally take a detour on my way home. I could have talk a bit with the kids there, despite being more than double their ages. Most importantly, it was a place where kids seemed to enjoy having fun.
At a time when Mountain View is debating spending money to build a teen center, I am amazed we are spending money to tear down a perfectly good place for recreation.
What could have led to this decision? Danger? Is it any more dangerous than a playground? I'd like to hear what the city and fellow residents think about this decision.