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OP-ED | A Change In Viewpoint

On my pedal-powered bicycle travels I have seen how other cities and towns create opportunities from things Hartford and our state departments too often treat like liabilities. For instance, I have biked past and through several capped landfills converted to passive-use parks. The North Hartford capped landfill, managed by CT DEEP, is surrounded by a tall fence and no trespassing signs. Residents and riverfront park visitors are unable to (legally) view the city and neighboring towns from its elevated and unobstructed vantage point.