While various nonprofit and municipal forces eye up patches of land to finally make the Bob Jones "City to the Sea" bike trail a completed route, stretches of the existing path already sit in disrepair.
In several segments along the path's meandering route through the Avila Valley around San Luis Obispo Creek, tree roots have ruptured through the pavement, creating unsafe conditions.
As a result of the hazards, county officials said that they planned to step in to remedy the situation by working with property owners to assume control of the existing Bob Jones trail by year's end. In addition to bankrolling repairs, county public works staff would manage the overgrowth that now goes unchecked including the poison oak that dominates the valley's low-lying vegetation.
Planners of the route never officially hashed out who would carry the burden of maintaining it.