I'm sorry you don't feel the same as us Fraser, perhaps its something to do with the fact you come from such a commercialised town already.fraser hocks wrote:Know all about the proposal. Yes iv read the entire thing, as well as all the appendices and visited / fished the location of the proposal (above Oreti Rd to North to where the Mt Nicolas Rd crosses the Oreti again. The Lincoln Hut section) that you obviously feel so strongly about. Sorry but i just aint with you on this one mate.Chris Dore wrote:fraser hocks wrote:I want to know why its perceived as been unacceptable to have a cycle trail through the valley, when a walk track already exist and most of the Oreti valley already has a big road running through it with F&G access points that allow us fishers to drive our vehicles directly to the side of the river at these places?
Cars are acceptable, but cyclist aren't?
(quietly waits to be shot at )
No it doesn't. Go and actually visit the valley fraser and read the proposal before you comment. You obviously don't understand which part of the river we are discussing
Sadly if it gets the go ahead maybe then you'll realise what an impact this will have and how it just isn't needed in the area. Mountain bikers can already access the place, there's just no need for 80,000 of them, let alone the toilets, 216 metre long bridges, culverts and(If Landcorp are to be believed after reading their submission against the Mararoa option) the rubbish and excrement that comes with cycle trails.
This is the only undeveloped stretch of the Oreti apart from a few kms upstream of the top bridge, once its developed thats it, there's no going back. Would you feel the same apathy towards a gondola up the Greenstone?