Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ads on Katy Trail in Dallas should disappear
The previously peaceful trail may soon be cluttered with ads.
I walked up on this ad Saturday during my usual Katy Trail stroll. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but it’s an ad for the upcoming Byron Nelson Tournament. And it’s on the trail. Not to the side, like most of the running advertisements are, but right there as you walk-blade-stroller-run-bike by. And it bothered me! Is no place sacred anymore? I mean, we are bombarded with advertisements everywhere, including my condos that have a specific no solicitation policy, yet I still get ads for Carmine’s Pizzeria every week or so. But this! This was the last straw.
Part of the joy of the Katy Trail is the peace and tranquility I get walking with my son or by myself. I enjoy my strolls. Sure I get cursed at by the occasional cyclist or yipped at by dogs, but who doesn’t? But over the last year or so, more and more signs have made their way to the Katy Trail. Most have been banners thanking donors, advertising runs, or asking for support. And let’s not forget those weird signs on the side nobody gets or pays attention to. But now stickers on the pathway? Really? REALLY? Is the trail hurting that bad for money? I get why there are running advertisements, as it is a trail. But why golfing ads? If anyone can just buy space, who’s to stop Nike or Adidas from cluttering the trail? Ugh. I don’t know. I’m just annoyed by the blatant attempt to get my attention. It has. Just not in a good way. Join me! #KeepKatyClean
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