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


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