According to Blue Ridge Outdoors, cycling could be limited – or halted altogether – with the National Park Service’s proposed Blue Ridge Parkway Draft General Management Plan (to read the 713 page plan, click on link and scroll to bottom for PDF’s).
Budget cuts have led the Blue Ridge Parkway to consider extreme measures for management of this historic byway. This includes applying for National Historic Landmark status, which could almost shut down any “new use” of the Parkway besides it’s intended use when it was established – and that was for driving.
What can you do?
Click here to submit your comments to the Park Service’s questions regarding the Plan online – do it NOW because comments on this matter will be closed December 16th. If you don’t have time to read all 713 pages of the plan, read Blue Ridge Outdoors’ article and suggested changes to the plan.
Many of us here at Bikerumor have ridden or regularly ride the BRP, and losing it to cars would be a travesty of transportation planning and resource management.