The Mayor is making an announcement at 1:30 today about the future of the trail. Come out and show support at John Murphy Drive behind 470 James Street at the the trail head.
Facebook group here: https://m.facebook.com/groups/mill.river.trail/
Sorry to hear you felt uncomfortable.
Couple thoughts here:
1) Not all folks on the street are homeless
2) I'm surprised to hear about the harassment as I always feel safe walking in this area.
I was also blocked on my comment over the weekend if it makes you feel better. Seems like the system was hyperactive.
If cities were to pay more money for the service it might be possible to staff 24/7. Something to consider.