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Burnaby Mtn trail access threatened

July 23, 2020, 7:58 p.m.
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Just saw the news that the City of Burnaby (COB) is looking at banning mtb’s from the trails on Burnaby mtn. 

If you live in Burnaby or use the trails there take the time to connect with BMBA on facebook or consider sending a politely worded email of concern to the parks department and the mayor and councillors.

I'm not a human in real life, I just play one on the internet. 

July 23, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
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Did the article say what the issue was?

found this on their facebook page

"Hi everyone, as you are likely aware by now, the City of Burnaby has decided to close all singletrack trails on the mountain to mountainbikers, and have only hiking access. This was done without consultation with any of the user groups, including ours. Their reasoning is due to user conflict and erosion. We feel that both of these issues can be addressed in a manner other than closing all trails to one user group in particular, and would have welcomed discussion with the City, but apparently they feel that discussion is unnecessary. We disagree, strongly, with this decision. In the coming days we will be announcing ways in which you, as a member of this largest user group, can help the City in reversing their decision.
We also recognize that hikers and dog walkers use the trails on Burnaby Mountain, and are not denying their access to the trails, however, we feel that removing access to the mountain biking community is a huge error in judgement by the City.
Although we do not support these closures, we advise riders to make their own decision on whether or not to ride trails that the City has deemed closed.
UPDATE: The City is now apparently saying that these closures are "proposed" rather than set in stone. So ride as you will!
Thank you."

Good news?

 Last edited by: RAHrider on July 23, 2020, 9:19 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
July 24, 2020, 5:12 p.m.
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July 27, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
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I haven't ridden there in a while but I used to live on the mountain and the City was always tone-deaf.  It felt like they enjoyed lording over the BMBA and making sure the future of the trails was uncertain, but maybe that was just me.  They even did some pretty dangerous stuff by removing stunts haphazardly on unofficial trails without any signage for riders that the landing on the next jump they once enjoyed may no longer exist.  Maybe things are different now but it doesn't seem like it.

July 28, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

City was always tone-deaf.  

Still are. Milled lumber so greasy even hikers complain about it.

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