Dog ban a good solution for trail

Letter writer happy to see no dogs on trail due to unpleasant encounters

Dear Editor:

I just want to let people know there are Westside Legacy trail users and donors who are in complete agreement with the recent decision to ban dogs on the trail. After hiking the trail several times I witnessed out-of-control dogs endangering bicycle traffic, and had several unpleasant dog encounters myself, not to mention what the dogs leave on the trail. Banning dogs seems the only viable solution to ensure that the trail is safe and enjoyable for all. This is the same conclusion that our National and Provincial parks have come to on some hiking and skiing trails, so the Westside Legacy Trail is not alone or without precedent. I only hope that other institutions like stores, restaurants, and other public areas have the sense and courage to ban dogs too, or at least ban them until owners discover how to be responsible for their pets.

Charlie Simcoe

Calgary, Alberta

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