Share the trails

As a taxpayer of B.C. all trails should be shared equally with all users on Crown land. According to Al Skusca, the KVR trails are supposed to be for bikers, hikers and horses. So why has Mr. Skusca been getting the rail trail paved as now no horses can ride them?

As a taxpayer of B.C. all trails should be shared equally with all users on Crown land. According to Al Skusca, the KVR trails are supposed to be for bikers, hikers and horses. So why has Mr. Skusca been getting the rail trail paved as now no horses can ride them?

Another issue is that the rail trails do not get maintained by bikers or hikers, as I have yet to pass anyone carrying a shovel, chain saw or axe. Most motorized users have these on board when they ride, clearing trail as they ride.

One of the nicest trails to ride is the Columbia Western trail section from Castlegar to the Paulson bridge, which is maintained by ATVs and trucks. They have a rake that they level off the trail with and it also fills in any ruts.

One other issue that seems a little weird is the TCT want the trail system to be non-motorized, but they use motorized equipment to maintain these trails. If it is non-motorized, shouldn’t the bikers and hikers maintain it by walking and biking, as this is what they wish?

In closing, as a taxpayer I would like to see all trails to be for all recreational users.

Don Frew

 

Montrose, B.C.