Reasons not to pave Rotary Trail

Dear editor,

The article of Nov. 24 regarding the paving of Rotary Trail (Rotary approaches council regarding paving of trail) said, “the trail is hard in some areas and soft in others, which makes it difficult for young riders and those pushing strollers.”

It seems that it would be less expensive to firm up the soft areas rather than pave the entire trail.

The present gravel and dirt surface is easier to walk fast and jog on than a paved surface because it is softer and thereby creates less impact on the feet.

Paving removes that area by one more step from being a nature walk, something highly prized by many urban dwellers.

Gail Kettles,

Courtenay