As an enthusiastic supporter of the rail trail, I am surprised that your correspondent Jim Richardson could refer to us as a ‘political lobby group’.
We simply recognise that the reintroduction of trains is highly unlikely and that the rail corridor could be wonderfully re-imagined for the benefit of the whole community, as similar rail lines have been all over the world.
Having ridden many of these, I know what wonderful holidays are to be had riding trails through small and large townships, stopping at local attractions along the way.
Rail trails enable all age groups to participate, they are a great family holiday and the gentle gradient also means that people in wheelchairs can participate.
It will be a great asset to the northern rivers region, giving thousands of locals and visitors the freedom to explore, ride and walk without the dangers of traffic and pollution.
The generous donation from the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival is a recognition of the worth of the project.
Jill McCann, Suffolk Park