Why place a 10-metre buffer zone around footpaths and cyclepaths?

All community paths have been dog on-leash for years. The 10 metre buffer zone adds clarity to this rule. Previously, dog owners would walk on a path with their dog walking a metre or two beside them off-leash, which defeated the purpose of paths being dog on-leash.

Adding a buffer zone either side of community paths makes it clear that dogs are to be on-leash along our pathways so that all pedestrians and cyclists can feel safe moving about our city.

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