Sign our petition to show DOC you support the clubs submission on mountain bike trails and access to DOC land.
Here are the actual documents we will be submitting (PDFs):
What’s it all about?
DOC (Dept of Conservation) is drafting up a Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) that sets out the Department’s proposed intentions for the integrated management of natural and historic resources within Otago over the next ten years. This is a big deal as it forms the blueprint of access to conservation land for 10 years!
To view the full QMTBC submission click here: http://www.queenstownmtb.co.nz
To have a look at the DOC CMS draft and/or make your own submission click here: http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/consultations/current/otago-conservation-management-strategy-consultation/get-involved/
The QMTBC is submitting feedback on DOC’s Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for Canterbury, Southland and Otago:
– Support DOC in extending access to mountain bikers on conservation land including opening more heritage trails and sites.
– Form a partnership with QMTBC and others to implement QMTBC’s trail network strategy.
– Increase expertise in building trails for mountain bikes within DOC.
– More trials of walking tracks open to bikes.
– Aim in next 10 years to build a world class XC trail network in partnership with QMTBC, QLDC, QTT, Private land owners and HPT
– Review the Mt.Aspiring National Park Management Plan to allow the use of selected trails by mountain bikes.
– The CMS draft claims 12 mile delta trails are popular with mountain bikers when compared with well designed bike trails like 7 Mile they are not. This is largely because the trails are not well suited to bikes due to lack of design expertise within DOC for building mountain biking trails,
– Better design for shared use trails can make them safer and more enjoyable for both mountain bikers and walkers.
Sound good? Click here to sign the petition.