Make waterfall areas safe
RE: Waterfall safety
It seems clear from recent articles that people visiting Albion Falls will ignore whatever fences are erected to prevent hiking in that area. From my perspective, there seem to be two solutions to this problem.
We could continue building fences, and attempt to keep people safe by keeping people out. Alternatively, we could keep people safe by making the area safe to enjoy. Constructing additional staircases, and perhaps some low stone walls around dangerous drop-offs would hopefully prevent the types of serious injuries recently experienced in the area.
Albion Falls is a very beautiful natural area, and sealing it off completely seems like overkill. I’m sure people would be less inclined to use dangerous alternative pathways if safe paths were established and/or extended. Sure, this sounds expensive, but so do all these rope rescues. Nicholas Moore, Hamilton