The Aegis

Getting exercise a challenge [Letter]

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I read with interest an article in The Aegis that 28 percent of adults in Harford County are obese. We adults in the North Harford area have limited areas where we can exercise. Walking or riding a bicycle is very dangerous on the roads. There are no shoulders on county roads where you can walk or ride your bike. The only place to exercise is on state roads where traffic is doing 50 or 60 miles an hour. Not a very good thing to do.

There was a design made by the county five or six years ago to build a trail parallel to Route 165 from the Pennsylvania line to Route 642 then it was extended to North Harford Middle School when the state approved the plan. When we ask the county about construction of this trail we are told there are other priorities in the county. I think the county has to accept some blame for the 28 percent of adults that are obese. Whenever the trail is built it will be used a lot. Some of us may not still be around to use it though.


Bob Taylor