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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Bikes in National Parks (NY) Reply with quote

http://www.timesobserver.com/news/local-news/2017/08/comment-period-yields-more-than-300-opinions-on-tracy-ridge-trails/

“The comment that bikes diminish opportunities for high quality scenery, natural integrity and ecosystem function is subjective and unsupported by research that has looked at impacts of bike use on trails. Research does suggest that mountain bikers also cherish high quality scenery, natural integrity and ecosystem function and seek out these values when trail riding,” officials explain. “The Wild and Scenic River portion of the Allegheny River is separated from the project area by a dam and a very large reservoir.

“Overall, no research was provided during the comment period that shows bike use of trails results in deleterious impacts to the trails and resources. At most, research shows that hiking and biking impacts are similar – with some studies showing that biking impacts are less profound than hiking.”

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