LETTERS: Goose users need to show respect

It's important to respect the guidelines so that everyone can enjoy the trail, says letter-writer.

There are many not respecting the guidelines of the Galloping Goose Trail, and do not have their dogs under control.

It’s important to respect the guidelines so that everyone can enjoy the trail without having to deal with safety issues.

Every day when I am on the Goose, there are dogs that run up to my dog uninvited and ignore their owner’s calls.

The watchword for the Galloping Goose is multi-use. Share the trail. Keep right, pass on the left. If you stop, move off to the right side. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Respect private property next to the trail.

If you’re walking your dog, keep it under control, along the right hand shoulder of the trail and on the short leash. Remember, you must pick up your dog’s droppings.

If you’re on foot or on wheels, pass horseback riders with caution – horses spook easily.

If you’re on horseback, let other trail users know when your horse is safe to pass.

If you’re cycling or inline skating, yield to pedestrians, control your speed, and announce yourself before passing other trail users.

Denise Gubersky, Sooke

 

Just Posted

Santa’s Light parade glides through town on Saturday

Vancouver Island’s most popular Christmas parade is back for its 36th year

VIDEO: Innovating healthier homes

NZ Builders bring commercial concept into residential realm to improve energy efficiency and health

West Shore RCMP catch thieves in the act in Colwood

Thieves were trying to steal a utility trailer from the driveway of a home

FISHING ADVENTURES: Winter fishing starts to pick up

Crabbing in Sooke Harbour continues to be good with large male Dungeness around

Sooke girls volleyball squad places seventh at Island tourney

Dawn Gibson Sooke News Mirror The EMCS senior girls volleyball team made… Continue reading

VIDEO: Innovating healthier homes

NZ Builders bring commercial concept into residential realm to improve energy efficiency and health

Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.

The Weather Network is calling for up to 200mm of rain to fall in some areas of the South Coast and Vancouver Island

B.C. reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Running back propels Spectrum Thunder into first Subway Bowl final

Brandon Robbins scores hat trick of touchdowns

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

Most Read