Riders flaunt track's rules

16:00, Dec 17 2013

Bruce Anderson says he's fed up with cyclists damaging the nature reserve Tahuna Torea and wants to remind people about the rules.

Cycling, including mountainbiking, is not permitted anywhere in the Glendowie park.

Mr Anderson says people either don't see the signs which explain the rules or they don't take any notice of them.

The tyres cut up the walking tracks and during winter it got so bad a group of honorary park rangers had to lay a truck-load of gravel to keep it useable.

Walkers, joggers, runners as well as retirement home and school groups all use the reserve.

"To be met by bikes, in particular on the raised boardwalks, is downright dangerous for all concerned," Mr Anderson says.

People who cycle to the reserve should walk their bikes through. Small children on bikes are not a problem, he says.

An icon prohibiting bike riding is on a sign at the reserve. More signage is under consideration, an Auckland Council spokesperson says.

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