CV Link, a giant clusterf**k, may now bypass Rancho Mirage (somehow)

CV Link

CV Link, a giant clusterfuck of a project, may now bypass the cities of Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells. How the hell is that going to work?  Who knows.  But hey, it is just 100 million of your tax dollars.

Rancho Mirage city leaders have been pretty vocal about their opposition to the project (even calling it a “boondoggle”) and now, according to the Desert Sun, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments will vote to remove the city from the plan:

The request, filed by Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit for Monday’s Executive Committee meeting, asks that Rancho Mirage “respect the interest neighboring communities have in welcoming” the 50-mile route connecting the Coachella Valley for pedestrians, cyclists and slow-speed electric vehicles.

The city will still be included as a possibility for the route in the environmental analysis that is already underway in accordance with state law, but an additional study will be commissioned that excludes the 5.1 miles of path originally planned to pass through Rancho Mirage and takes into account the resulting $10.7 million in savings for CVAG, according to the report.

The city of Indian Wells has also expressed concerns about CV Link – which has led to the final CV Link Master Plan including a “no-build” option for Indian Wells as well as Rancho Mirage – meaning the CV Link may not actually, you know, link.

How the hell will a pathway for cyclists and old and out of shape people on electric carts connect the Coachella Valley without going through Rancho Mirage or Indian Wells?

Well, there is always this as an option…