Region: Innsbruck
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More Official Bike-Trails for Innsbruck 🚲

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5,383 Supporters 2,837 in Innsbruck
118% from 2,400 for quorum
  1. Launched 05/09/2022
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Say yes to the Hofwald trail staying open! (min. until season end 31.10.22)!

Say yes to an expanded trail offering in the greater Innsbruck area! 

Say yes to friendly coexistence in nature! 

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More official mountain bike trails are needed in the greater Innsbruck area, this is the only way to de-congest Innsbruck's hiking trails.

After only one week, half of the officially approved mountain bike trail in the Hofwald (Hötting district, Innsbruck), which was financed with tax money, has been closed again. The reason for this is the fear of conflicts between pilgrims and mountain bikers at crossing points. 

We are convinced that these fears are not a reason for wasting 120,000 euros of taxpayers' money. An official trail network for mountain bikers is the right way to ensure peaceful coexistence on the mountain. 

You see it the same way? Then support the local MTB community with your vote! 

Reason

Many mountain bikers, hardly any official trails offered.

Without the Hofwald Trail Innsbruck offers only 10 km of official trails. In comparison, a recent study by the state of Tyrol shows that another 110 km of trails are regularly used by mountain bikers. This result shows how great the need for official trails in Innsbruck is. The Hofwald Trail is the first big step in this direction in years. 

Especially in autumn, when vacation and bike park season are already over, the pressure in the city area increases. Opening the Hofwald Trail until 10/31/22 can reduce this pressure and the potential for conflict already this year

Official and legal trails divert traffic

Since 2015, the Arzler Alm Trail proves that official trails draw mountain bikers. With 45,000 rides a year (500 rides on peak days), the MTB trail is used and enjoyed a lot. At the same time, paths and climbs in the vicinity of the Arzler Alm Trail are hardly ridden or not ridden at all. The Hofwald Trail in Hötting and surrounding areas (Viller Kopf, Natterer Boden, etc.) can also have this diversion effect.

Crossing trails and getting to know them

Hiking trails cross roads, forest trails or even mountain bike trails in many places - without conflicts!

As already considered in the planning phase, the crossing points on the Hofwald Trail are built in a safe and encounter-friendly way: Mountainbikers are slowed down by wooden railings and have to get off their bikes to cross the path to the Höttinger Bild. So there is enough time for a friendly smile or a nice conversation

Your vote counts

In order for projects to work in the long term and tax money to be invested wisely, it is important to bring all stakeholders together. With your signature you support not only mountain bikers. Because every vote for an official mountain bike offering is a YES for a regulated cooperation, a YES for the relief of landowners and a YES for the cooperative design of Innsbruck's recreational area.

Thank you for your support, MTBInnsbruck from Innsbruck
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Why people sign

on 10 Sep 2022

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on 07 Sep 2022

Selbst davon überzeugen, beide Parteien, Radfahrer und Wanderer können sich problemlos miteinander in dem betroffenen Raum bewegen.

on 05 Sep 2022

I moved to Innsbruck in part due to the appeal of Innsbruck as a "bike city" and I am very disappointed to see how near-sighted and negative the local population's attitude has been towards mountain biking. For a region that relies so heavily on profits from skiing to sustain itself, it would be such low hanging fruit to simply utilise the same areas and infrastructure for mountain biking outside the winter season.

Instead, I get the impression that the local population is dismissing the potential unlike the less favourable, yet more entrepreneurial regions around Tyrol which are now thriving year-round. Never have I, as a mountain biker, felt more unwelcome than in "bike city" Innsbruck. Such a pity for such a beautiful city to be so unwelcoming towards mountain bikers, a non-problematic and generally well-off population of locals and tourists alike.

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