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Ranging reporter J.R. Ortega spent the morning at Ramsey's Restaurant talking to people about the reopening of the Lone Tree Hike and Bike Trail.

The story behind the trail is a controversial one.

Advocate reporter Erica Rodriguez reported about a 12-year-old boy who was hit attempting to cross the trail intersection on John Stockbauer back in August 2009.

To combat the problem, the trail was closed and an activated yellow flashing yellow light was removed.

Drivers and pedestrians were also concerned about the phrasing of some signs and the amount of signs at that one particular crosswalk.

Now, the city has decided to reopen the trail after pedestrians had been jumping over and tearing down city barricades.

You can read Rodriguez's story here City reopens controversial hike-and-bike trail crossing.

Here is what people at Ramsey's had to say about its reopening:

Image "It would be good because citizens would need the exercise. They (City) do need to make sure it's safe." Ken Reich, Oklahoma, retired

Image "A little bit better planning would help." Ken Boyd, Goliad, unemployed

Image "Do not have the trail cross the street. That just sounds dangerous to me." Harold Smith, Victoria, retired

Image "I never walk down there but it's good. I don't know what to say about the accidents." Juan Morales, Victoria, mechanic