The greater good lies in sharing the trail between transit and pedestrians. The greater joy lies in leaving the trail as an oasis of green. The alternative routes, by skirting major population and work centers, simply don't provide as great a service. There is no good answer; the least-bad solution is to build the light rail line along the trail route, creating as much buffer space as possible between pedestrians and trains and hoping that over time, the green and the Purple will survive a marriage of convenience.
It disturbs me, though, that the guy who said this
and I are on the same side.
DCist weighs in with the same opinion as Fisher, even if fellow Longhorn Kriston Capps seem to want to talk about the present CCT and not the future CCT, and has some incorrect facts.