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A dismaying thing to find on a morning run. (Lydia DePillis)

It’s been formally off limits for almost two decades now, but Klingle Road/Trail/Valley has at least been navigable by foot for most of it. Residents have been accustomed to using it as a jogging and dog walking path, enjoying the sense of elegant decay that comes from a quiet, overgrown road with no cars.

Recently, though, I couldn’t find a way around gigantic fallen trees and sheets of ice blanketing the crumbling concrete. So much for small transgressions.

Anyway, we should see a little movement on the long-simmering issue soon. The environmental assessment presented this June is in the process of digesting public comments, and is scheduled to be released by the end of the month. Barring successful legal action by the abutting Tregaron property owners, that could smooth the way towards the construction of a hike-bike path that people don’t have to pass fences to use.