Updated: Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009, 8:57 PM EST
Published : Friday, 30 Oct 2009, 8:02 AM EDT
(WWLP) - It's your money and we're watching it. 22News did some digging and uncovered the cost of an under used bike path project.
Three million dollars of your tax money went to build Springfield's bike path, yet few people use it.
22News asked the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission if they think it is a good use of your money. They told us the federal money was earmarked for a bike path.
Christopher Kurtis from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission said, "If that money didn't go to Springfield it would have gone to a bikeway project elsewhere. So the choice was to have it or not."
Many residents do not use the bike path because they simply don't feel safe.
The Memorial Bridge underpass is one area of the bike path that some homeless people like to call home.
One Springfield resident has been working with city leaders so
more people take advantage of the bike path.
Sheila McElwaine said,” We had guided walks last summer and this summer and we published videos and photos on urban compass."
Christopher said we need more people like Sheila to help make the investment worth your money.