The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they are ”very concerned about the handling of the proposal to run ATV tours in the west end,” adding that the Island’s railway trails and parks “are for the peaceful enjoyment of all of us.”

Their statement follows after Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said yesterday that the final decision has not been made, explaining that the vehicles were seen in the west end as he had the vehicles brought to the area to view them and listen to the sound they made, as part of his due diligence in making a decision.

“I stick by my position that I enunciated publicly before, that if you live east of White Hill, you don’t get a say in this,” the Minister said at a press conference yesterday.

“It’s not affecting you. You don’t live in the west, so you aren’t going to hear the bikes. It’s astounding to me how all these people who live nowhere near the issue object to it.”

In a statement this morning, BEST said they are “very concerned about the handling of the proposal to run All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] tours in the west end [along the western railway trail and in Scaur Hill and Hog Bay parks] and feel that the following points are reason enough for any prior approval to be withdrawn or overturned.

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