Allow Sustainable Off-Road Bicycling in Haro Woods

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The District of Saanich is studying how/whether to allow off road bicycling in Haro (Finnerty) woods. People have mountain biked in these woods for many years, although without official sanction. We need to show overwhelming community support for the establishment of an off road cycling area(s) in conjunction with multi-use trails in Haro woods so ALL visitors including mountain bikers can recreate in these woods. Personally, I have ridden off road in Haro/Finnerty woods for 38 years and during that time have seen the number of other public mountain bike areas accessible without a car (think kids or going green) in Saanich/Victoria dwindle to none;  all there is is Mt. Work/Hartland. I care deeply about improving access to any legal mountain bike areas in the Saanich/Victoria area for us local residents and more importantly for our children (who are proven to have become increasingly nature - deprived). As of late, local media has published stories (the accuracy of some of the claims are highly debatable) detailing a special interest group's drive to sway the District of Saanich's decision making process towards excluding off road bicycling from the Haro woods plan. Please sign this petition so we can show the general public and the District of Saanich how great a portion of the local population supports off road bicycling in Haro woods.



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