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New Report on '1e11' Parkway Questioned for Accuracy

New CVAG-commissioned report comes under fire for it's conclusions

A new report on the proposed "1e11" or Whitewater River Parkway project is being criticized for possibly overstating the economic and social impact on the Coachella Valley.  

The would link Palm Springs to Coachella with a bike, pedestrian and electric vehicle path running along the wash.  The $80 million project is hoping to get the majority of its funding via grants from the Air Quality Management District.  The Coachella Valley Association of Governments has applied for $54 million in grants from the environmental offset monies being paid by the Sentinel III power plant being built north of Palm Springs.

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack has already come out for the project, saying the money could be put to better use than for the parkway.

More on the scrutiny of the new report from The Desert Sun.

Roberts of Course salon and Art Gallery July 09, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I like the a new parkway idea. What a nice place to ride my bike. The wash could be a great new pathway to fitness.
Gene Gawryleski July 09, 2012 at 06:16 PM
This pathway is another boondoggle. This is no way going to reduce the obesity as report in the article>>>>>>>>the riders will ride and the couch potatoes will sit. There is got to be a better way to use the money.
Vic Yepello July 09, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Its not just about obesity so why not be fair if you're going to assess it as a boondoggle. Lots of articles explaining the many aspects of the project have been written (two by me of The Patch) including this one which has a lot of good info. http://desertobserver.com/2012/06/21/the-whitewater-river-parkway-project.aspx

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