Sunday, February 14, 2016 / 7:30 a.m.
Rogue bike trails threaten our environment.
I quite often hear from listeners who would like me to broadcast information about one land use item or another. I definitely encourage that! Every Land Use Report is not only aired on KUSP; it is memorialized in a written transcript, usually with some links to more information.
If you visit kusp.org/landuse, you can not only read those transcripts, you can send me an email giving me your views, and making any suggestion you might have about topics to be covered in future editions of the Land Use Report. I do encourage that! I hope to hear from you!
Recently, I got an email alerting me to what the Monterey Herald has called “rogue” bike trails being constructed on county-owned lands near Toro Park, off Highway 68 in Monterey County. The trails have been constructed, apparently, by mountain bike enthusiasts, but without any permission, and their environmental impacts appear quite damaging. One person called the trails “eco-vandalism” at a recent meeting of the County Planning Commission. So far, County authorities have not taken any effective action, and if you care about the issue, you might want to contact your County Supervisor. In today’s transcript, you will find a link to some news stories that provide more information. The Planning Commission will next address the issue on March 3rd.