Timeline on busy trail fix unacceptable
I am writing to express disappointment in the CVRD’s response to the trail washout that occurred in November of 2021 on the Sherman Road Trailhead and still has not been addressed.
The washout has closed arguably the busiest trailhead in the entire system for well over a year. The irony of this delay is that there is so much talk, energy and financial resources devoted to climate change due to carbon emissions that this trail, in addition to being a well used recreational corridor, is also a pathway for many that work at Cowichan Commons, surrounding businesses and attend Drinkwater and Mount Prevost schools. Many of which who are younger and older, cannot afford a car, can’t drive or choose to walk and thus avoid emitting carbon.
The additional time it takes to walk around the washout is not fair to them and the risk management of the people that choose to ignore the fence and traverse the creek is an accident waiting to happen.
The five local governments located in the CVRD, the province and the federal government devote significant resource to climate policy but when an actual relatively small piece of infrastructure repair that helps reduce emissions is required it takes over a year to address speaks volumes about the effectiveness of all three levels of government’s approach to climate change. I know that if this was a vehicle road the repair would be instant. Please fix the trail.