Most users are fine with bikes at Lord Hill park

Regarding the recent guest commentary as to mountain biking at Lord Hill park (“County plans for Lord Hill park won’t serve all users,” The Herald, Sept. 5)

This is unfortunately a re-occurring theme with Lord Hill. There are a few outspoken people who would like Lord Hill to return to no or very limited access to the trails for mountain bikers. While they are a very small minority of the people that actually use the park, they have turned to using the newspaper to spread the bad word about the “dangers” of people riding there. This is the only path they have to push their agenda. A majority of users are respectful of the needs of all and don’t have a problem. This group is persistent about calling the county parks department to complain about bikers.

The comments about bikers being the only group that has one-way trails really shows their true colors. Let’s throw aside safety in the parks for the sake of having access to one more trail, despite their being plenty of other trails to use instead. So are they concerned about their safety or not? Are they upset that a particular group is the only one that has access to the trails that the bike riders built? But they are not concerned that hikers have the same exclusive access to hiker only trails? The horses have their own, exclusive access to the park via a horse-only parking lot. Every user group has some exclusive access to the park, by design for safety and enjoyment.

I am using my voice for the good of the 99 percent and asking to please let the county parks department know that my feelings are not in-line with the 1 percent.

Dawn L. Hassel


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