Letter: Trail safety two-way street

This is a reply to Gert Edwards concerns of safety on the Rotary Trail.

This is a reply to Gert Edwards concerns of safety on the Rotary Trail.

First, there is nothing wrong about what she stated in her letter except she only has the viewpoint of a pedestrian. The trail is multi-use for pedestrians, horses and cyclists. I’m the latter, a cyclist.  At the Vedder bridge start point there is a very good sign outlining the responsibilities of each class of user and if all users followed the guidelines that applied to them it would be safer and overall a pleasant walk or ride for all. The only drawback being there are no signs at the Peach or Lickman entrances.

Now as a cyclist I have a bell (not effective for those hard of hearing or using ear buds) and I yield to pedestrians and horses as I am supposed to do but pedestrians who do not keep to the right (see the sign) and walk in the middle or zig-zag compromise their own safety.

And finally not to let horse riders off, I have yet to see any rider pick up any horse droppings (again read the sign).

 

David Iceton,

Chilliwack