uman Powered Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: “To develop and maintain first class sustainable and environmentally correct, human-powered, shared use trails for the La Crosse, WI region."
|Wisconsin Cyclists Have Been Heard!|
|Written by Gene Roberts|
|Wednesday, 11 November 2009 14:23|
Feedback obtained from the DNR indicates that they received a significant response from the cycling community regarding the proposed Administrative Rule NR 52.
The DNR received "nearly 150 email comments, 50 letters, and several hours of testimony". This information will be summarized into a final package that will go to the Natural Resources Board for approval prior to submission to the Legislature.
Of the responses received four themes were identified one of which was that "the biking community would like to have mountain biking and trail biking added as a 6th nature based activity". This is significant! Our message may have been misdirected but we have achieved our intended goal to be heard and get the attention of the DNR. By having bicycling added as a recognized nature-based outdoor based activity HPT will be able to continue it's mission of developing shared-use trails.
HPT leadership will continue to monitor this issue and plan to make public comment at the Natural Resources Board December 8th meeting in Madison. We can not afford to be satisfied and you must be prepared to supply additional comments when needed. Together we will make a difference for cyclist in the La Crosse area and throughout Wisconsin!