Cartalandia owner explains how the loss of cyclists from the Spingwater trail has been associated with a surge in crime.
…Ginotti said that as the years have passed, the area surrounding Cartlandia — specifically the neighboring Springwater Corridor — has changed.
Ginotti said hundreds of people used to bike along the Springwater Corridor every day, particularly in the summer. But over the past several years, he said, the bicyclists have disappeared — along with their business.
Thefts at Cartlandia have surged during those years, with people grabbing tip jars from food carts and stealing light bulbs and barrels of water, Ginotti said.