Monday, September 7, 2009

Dogs and bikes - off leash review

Have you made your thoughts known to Council on the proposed changes to dog off leash areas?
[Council report of 10 August]

One of the proposed changes that has generated considerable debate is intended to to mange interactions between dogs and cyclists

"Change 8 - Prohibited Areas
  • existing condition: While there is a restriction keeping dogs 5m away from children's play areas, no such restriction exists in relation to bike paths or pedestrian paths throughout the municipality

  • proposed condition: prohibit dogs from going within 5m of any bike path or pedestrian path, unless on a leash or cord

  • reason for change: to reduce the possibility for conflict between people and dogs"

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