_Eric_ wrote:Well in my opinion, a park is for people to play in it and enjoy it, nature is not a 16th-century portrait!
I agree with you that it has an impact on the environment but seriously how bad is it?
So if you frequented a park and used your MTB on an MTB only trail but came across say a bunch of people on ATVs and they said, "hey, it's a park, we're just enjoying ourselves"...would that be ok?
Of course not, you need to talk to the NCC about that! This year the NCC has been doing some extensive “rehabilitation” work with heavy machineries so now the main trails are now roads and on top of that they resurfaced the path with contaminated soil...
According to the National Capital Commission, trash is suitable for trails?!?!?! (SAY WHAT?)
"...traces of glass, wire and chemicals, making it suitable for a trail in a public park" http://outdoorottawa.com/2010/09/gatine ... h-garbage/
I'm not making this stuff up, I don't trust the NCC because of those reasons. Public consultation is a joke talk to Rock Climbers about it! Look it up