EBRPD has posted the results of the first public meeting here. The results include the video of the entire 1.5 hr meeting, a copy of the EBRPD presentation, and results of the user survey conducted during the meeting. Most of the estimated 285 folks who attended the meeting were MTBers although the exact number is unknown because about 30% did not participate in the survey. Of those who responded the more interesting results are (rounded to the nearest 10%):
- 70% use the park to exercise.
- 80% enter the park via bicycle.
- 90% support the Park District’s efforts to explore single-use trails (less than 2% did not).
- 80% had no concern about the Wildcat flow trail. Of those who had concerns, 10% were about the environmental impact and 7% about increased user conflicts.