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Do you want bicycle traffic around Fairy Lake in Southampton?

 

Results

Saugeen Times

Yes

19.39%

No

80.61%

 

100.00%

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Your Comments

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The paths are suitable for walking, jogging and nature watching, not for bicycle traffic
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Dangerous at best. Lots of parents and tots. Lots of seniors too!
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Not a good idea for this nature preserve and those who use it. ... It's a family park and there are lots of cycling paths.
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has always been a path for walkers, joggers and nature lovers. Children love the Turtles, Ducks and Fish. It's not a race course for bikes
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Absolutely not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This picturesque trail around the lake should kept as a walking trail in all it's natural details and that walkers should not have to be always looking behind them to see if a bicycle rider is coming that they have to move to let them go by..
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It is bad enough dodging them on the rail trail. Lets have one walkway without them!
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The trail around fairy lake should be for walking only.
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Lets have 1 trail free of bicycles
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This isn't a place to bike, The path really isn't wide enough. Its really a place for just a walking path.
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A bike rack or two would be a good idea so the folks could ride there and then just walk around the lake.
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Keep it as a walking trail. Too many bikes already on trails. It would be nice to have at least one place to walk without fear of being plowed ino or forced off a trail or roadway.
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Bicycle stand at each end (High St. & Matheson Park) is what is needed.
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I am a cyclist, and I cycle all around Saugeen Shores, using the current recreational trails. I think allowing cycling around Fairy Lake would be a big mistake. Pedestrians shouldn't have worry about watching out for bikes whizzing by, and especially those with young children. There are plenty of other areas to go biking. Leave Fairy Lake to the pedestrians, and those that enjoy peace and quiet.
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hazardous to those walking
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i already ride my mountain bike around there.
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Park the bike and walk Fairy Lake! We all need to take some time to slow down and appreciate our surroundings.
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It is a pleasure just to walk leisurely around the fairy lake. There would be nothing wrong to push the bicycle around the lake. Anyone in a hurry can always travel a different route.
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Why would there be a Bicycle path around Fairy Lake, when they have so many other places to ride a Bike. Fairy Lake is such a peaceful place to be able to take a walk without getting off the trail for Bikes.
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Too many of them out there now.Walking people only.At least they may take in some changes that are taking place.
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this is a non issue,I live on Fairy Lake and walk my dog around the lake a couple of times a week,i very seldom see people on bicycles around the lake.as for moving the stone around the stage area is another stupid idea.
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Not safe
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Port Elgin Councillors have no appreciation of natural space or safety issues. North Shore fiasco anyone? Park bikes at a bike rack and walk it. Simple solution. Listen to the public .
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If no one is going to be at the park to stop bicycle for using the paths. In the park
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There are many other nice places to ride a bike. Save Fairy lake for pedestrians to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
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No, it is a beautiful walking trail through nature. There is not enough space for both walkers and bikers. It would really take away from the peaceful ambience.
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NO! NO! and NO! I visit Fairy Lake just about everyday in the summer, often bringing my grandchildren with me. We share this beautiful spot with many locals and visitors to our area. Why should we have to negotiate our way around cyclists when there are several sufficient bike trails available?
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This historic trail is best navigated on foot. It is a short multi season walk in a little nature paradise right in the middle of town. Savour the experience.Cycle on elsewhere.
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Trail is no suitable for biking.
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HI It is a nice peaceful walk, let's leave it that way. Also the school discourages the pupils from using the pathway, probably because of potential water dangers.Now the Port Elgin councilors would like to add cycling issues to the concern of school staff. Allan Murray

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This is a bad idea. Where else within a small town can folks enjoy a quiet nature walk? Bicycles have many areas where they can enjoy aceses without disturbing the tranquility of the lake area.
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Fairy Lake should only be for walking. It is unsafe for bicycle traffic!
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There has always been bicycles allowed around Fairy Lake. Why change it now because it will be easier to bike around without all those tree roots. It makes no sense.
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we have a council that doesn't listen to public opinion they will go against any neg opinions
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The town is not very good at enforcing bylaws such as parking, poop and scoop, dogs on leash etc. why add another bylaw that will not be enforced.
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This area should not be over improved, keep it as natural as possible.
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Why? It will serve no useful purpose. It will only lead to teenagers racing around the lake on bikes creating a danger to others. Who thinks up these ridiculous ideas anyway? They should put a bike rack at the entrance and keep the trail around the lake for foot traffic.
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Path is not suitable.
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Make the paths wide enough to pass people. Paths should be for everyone to enjoy.
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For safety reasons,no
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Please no bicycle traffice around Fairy Lake. I live very close to it and let's keep this as a beautiful walking path.
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You have officially run out of ideas for survey questions. Of all the topics requiring debate, "fairy lake bicycle traffic"??? yes or no or who cares or all of the above..you pick
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There are plenty of other places to ride a bicycle. Park the bicycle and walk around and enjoy the scenery.
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It's a nice walk WITHOUT bicycles
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why not it's a natural tourist attraction
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I live within viewing distance of Fairy Lake and have walked the trail many a times. There is no way that the serenity of this wonderful space should be disrupted by bicycles. No space...no place.
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Saugeen Shores has remarkable opportunities for biking on street, along the shore and in wooded areas. As those of us who live near Fairy Lake can attest, this quiet, natural oasis in the middle of town is where families have strolled with young children and fur babies for decades. Biking is NOT a compatible activity to this. Please respect this traditional use of our lake.
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Save us from the hazard, please !
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We have lots of other trails in Southampton for biking!
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No to bikes but why are we wasting the landscaping and stone work down there by changing the area at the Band Shell. Wasting tax dollars again. Are we that rich?
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just leisurely walks in the woods...not looking out for bikes.....
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bicycle racks are the best idea
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Not enough room....& we know from our beach sidewalk that rules may be posted...but who is going to enforce yet more of them? Can't we have one small area that is quiet...just for walking?
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There are too many bikes in town in the summer, most riders have horrible manners. They think they own the road and/or sidewalk. There are seniors who cannot move quickly.
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We think it is more suited to a walking path.
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It's a nice walking path, just can't see it being that useful for bicycles. There's the rail trail for that.
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Not a large enough path to safely accomodate pedestrians & cyclists
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The natural setting that is there can be better maintained by it being a walking trail around the lake. It is a gathering spot for families and the trail is far better suited for walking being narrow and winding it's way up and down the natural elevation changes.
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Do they need to go everywhere ?
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This would not be safe for walkers It is already a big problem on the boardwalk
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This would not be safe for walkers It is already a big problem on the boardwalk
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It is a small short 1km walk. Perfect for young families. Bikes should be allowed but not a main focus
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It is separate from the bike path need a place just to walk
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No. Let's have some space in Southampton that is bicycle free. Thay take over this town in the Summer!
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U have lived in Southampton my whole life. I walked the path as a child, and now with my children. I have been on the path when a bike has met me and I had no where to go with my stroller in parts of the trail. There is a lot of spots where it is dangerous.
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Just leave it alone. Next will be skateboard areas and moped tracks. Can't you just say no?
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I bike path is inappropriate for enjoying the beauty and serenity of Fairy Lake.
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I think it would be a great ride. Safe from the traffic
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Just keep it as natural as possible
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keep it safe for pedestrian traffic please. There are enough bike paths in the area already
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A hiking trail is like a downtown sidewalk. No bicycles allowed on downtown sidewalks , so why allow on hiking trails ? It is a pedestrian safety factor .
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It is not mandatory to have bikes everywhere. Let's restrict the Fairy Lake trail to walkers and baby strollers. We should cherish our peaceful locations that make Southampton special.
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It would be great to walk around Fairy lake without having to be concerned about bikes on the pathway.
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A quiet walking path around the lake is the best use on a small trail.
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It is meant as a walking trail.
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This is not a 'yes or no 'question. I believe it is a non issue. I am a life long resident of Southampton of 60 plus and use the Fairy Lake trail daily. There has never been an issue with bikes. The few bikes that do use it do not pose a threat. Leave it as it is. Open to everyone. Quote,'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'
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NOT SAFE FOR SENIORS WITH WALKERS OR CANES OR SCOOTERS
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It should be a walking trail , as it is a nature trail. It is more relaxing when you don,t have to watch for bikers.
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This area should be for people walking only. In a few places there just isn't enough room to have a bike lane. We have bikes on the sidewalks in twon and thats not enforced.
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It would be a tourist draw to turn it into an enchanted forest like the one at Cobble Beach.
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with posted signage why change what has been happening for years!!! if you ban bikes you might as well ban strollers and wagons.

 

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