LETTER: Hamilton’s waterfall safety measures intended to help visitors avoid trips and tumbles

Opinion Jul 19, 2017 Ancaster News

Our beautiful landscape in Hamilton is not a problem.

Nature does what nature does. And Hamilton’s parks and recreation department’s safety measures are definitely not a problem. Even Ontario’s slogan, “Yours to Discover” is apropos.

Conversely, a lack of common sense that defies logic and people’s safety practices are the issue.

No one can plan for every case of bad judgment, or for overzealous adventurers, or even for accidents. No one can avoid all falls when on an adventure.

As a person who has hiked or cycled the trails of Hamilton and admired the waterfalls from lookout platforms, I’ve noticed the city is very clear in its safety measures. If a pathway is washed out, then up goes a blockade and a sign. It’s a prudent measure to avoid potential slips, trips and tumbles down a ravine or into the bay.

Far from being mean spirited, these measures help all visitors. Moreover, the city publishes a 13-point safe strategy at www.hamilton.ca.

All of this enhances our outdoor experience. Guided tours are an additional benefit, but not a necessity.

Anne Costin

Hamilton


LETTER: Hamilton’s waterfall safety measures intended to help visitors avoid trips and tumbles

Opinion Jul 19, 2017 Ancaster News

Our beautiful landscape in Hamilton is not a problem.

Nature does what nature does. And Hamilton’s parks and recreation department’s safety measures are definitely not a problem. Even Ontario’s slogan, “Yours to Discover” is apropos.

Conversely, a lack of common sense that defies logic and people’s safety practices are the issue.

No one can plan for every case of bad judgment, or for overzealous adventurers, or even for accidents. No one can avoid all falls when on an adventure.

As a person who has hiked or cycled the trails of Hamilton and admired the waterfalls from lookout platforms, I’ve noticed the city is very clear in its safety measures. If a pathway is washed out, then up goes a blockade and a sign. It’s a prudent measure to avoid potential slips, trips and tumbles down a ravine or into the bay.

Far from being mean spirited, these measures help all visitors. Moreover, the city publishes a 13-point safe strategy at www.hamilton.ca.

All of this enhances our outdoor experience. Guided tours are an additional benefit, but not a necessity.

Anne Costin

Hamilton


LETTER: Hamilton’s waterfall safety measures intended to help visitors avoid trips and tumbles

Opinion Jul 19, 2017 Ancaster News

Our beautiful landscape in Hamilton is not a problem.

Nature does what nature does. And Hamilton’s parks and recreation department’s safety measures are definitely not a problem. Even Ontario’s slogan, “Yours to Discover” is apropos.

Conversely, a lack of common sense that defies logic and people’s safety practices are the issue.

No one can plan for every case of bad judgment, or for overzealous adventurers, or even for accidents. No one can avoid all falls when on an adventure.

As a person who has hiked or cycled the trails of Hamilton and admired the waterfalls from lookout platforms, I’ve noticed the city is very clear in its safety measures. If a pathway is washed out, then up goes a blockade and a sign. It’s a prudent measure to avoid potential slips, trips and tumbles down a ravine or into the bay.

Far from being mean spirited, these measures help all visitors. Moreover, the city publishes a 13-point safe strategy at www.hamilton.ca.

All of this enhances our outdoor experience. Guided tours are an additional benefit, but not a necessity.

Anne Costin

Hamilton