With those trail options Kerry, we'd be asking for a trail or two that paralleled the one they just made. That might seem redundant to the park district. Here's my take on it: the dotted orange trail pushes the intersection with the paved path over just a bit, with enough curve to get people's speed down (and make it more interesting to boot). The other orange one takes their idea of going thru the open area (assuming I got that right) and just pushes it into the tree line some, so people using the open area aren't in the way of riders coming thru. Being averse to new trails, they might be more open to a variation of their idea.
I was working with the assumption that they did not want the trail crossing close to the bridge and wanted it moved up all the way to the other crossing. But reading what you state about the ADA and the grade of the trail this makes more sense. It would certainly be easier just to put in a short reroute at the end of the two trails to reduce grade than the other options. If this went ahead then I don't think they would okay any other single track, particularly the one by the green space.
Still even a small bit of single track for a reroute would be a gain over what we have today so I think that would be a win. The more cordial requests for new single track at the potential loss of these trails that we send to Mr Lomas then perhaps the more chance that they will be willing to give CAMBr a chance.
Can we aim to show commitment and team spirit on a reroute with the potential opportunity to further single track in the future?