Re: Jeffco OS Trails feedback
- This is a reminder that I need your comments and poll responses by
early Tue afternoon in order to report them at the TUTF meeting that
evening. I've only gotten a handful or responses so far, and only 9
responses to the poll.
See below for the comments I am looking for. In addition, use this
link for the poll.
--- In DenverTrailRunners@yahoogroups.com, "runuphillracing"
> This Tuesday, June 3, is another semi-annual Trail Users Task Force
> (TUTF) for Jefferson County (Jeffco) Open Space (OS). I'm looking for
> comments to report at the meeting.
> "The purpose of the Trail Use Task Force is to identify trail
> conflicts and make recommendations for their solution to the Open
> Space Advisory Committee, the Open Space staff and the BCC that will
> not deprive any user of a safe, quality experience when using the
> parks and trails while considering protection of the natural resource."
> I am a runner/hiker representative on the TUTF. I try to represent the
> view of trail runners, not just my own views. There are other hiker
> representatives, as well as members representing bikers and equestrians.
> Please send me any comments or suggestions you have about the Jeffco
> OS parks and trails. I especially want to hear about any conflicts or
> incidences you've had with other users - bikers, equestrians, dogs,
> runners, etc.
> When I asked about this last fall, several of you expressed some very
> strong opinions about not having any conflicts, and not wanting any
> rules limiting bikers, or separating trails for different users.
> Personally, I don't have any problems running on trails with bikers.
> However, there are some strong negative feelings out there, mainly
> directed at bikers (I don't mean to pick on the bikers, I'm just
> reporting what I've heard). These feelings mainly come from
> non-runners and not-bikers. Try to view this from the perspective from
> a casual (i.e., non-fitness) hiker, someone in his/her 70s, a family
> with small kids, etc.
> Please respond to me, without changing subject line.
> I also want to hear your opinions about opening the trails up at
> night. Currently, all Jeffco trails are closed from an hour after
> sunset to an hour before sunrise. The only local trail (I know of)
> that's open at night is Green Mtn, which is a Lakewood, not Jeffco
> trail. Please answer via the poll at:
> A couple of other agenda items for the meeting are the future
> connection between Reynolds Park and the Colo Trail, and updated
> parking at Mayhem Gulch (lower lot for Centennial Cone).
> You are welcome to attend the meeting. It's at 7pm, at 700 Jefferson
> County Parkway, Golden.
> More info on Jeffco OS, and the TUTF, can be found at