A big thanks to everyone for getting the word out last week to respond to the Blue Ridge Parkway draft management plan. The deadline for comments was Friday.
Though we don't have final numbers back from the Parkway staff, as of the middle of last week, they had received 500 comments in total according to Superintendent Phil Francis.
The League of American Bicyclists, who kindly sent out the automated blast, tells us they had a total of 600 comments submitted from 27 states. 275 of those notes were submitted by Virginia residents.
Hopefully your efforts will influence the final management report and we will see changes to make the Parkway more bike friendly and accommodating in the future.