Possibly about accessibility for all users and sustainability not just about myopic mountainbikers?
Maybe but they certainly weren't thinking about the appropriateness of the surface for the environment and type of track.
I don't have a lot of sympathy the "don't maintain the trail because it's more fun that way" arguement. Before this the road was a mess and something needed to be done, but not this. The reason something needed to be done was due to the aftermath of previous attempts to re-surface ending up on the road below after some rain and this is exactly what will happen to this shite.
And the surface is not appropriate for anyone, it will encourage off roaders, MX bikes and Quads to travel way too fast for a mixed us trail, bikes will be hard to control on the squilley loose surface and it won't be pleasant to walk on.
Either DCC need to stump up the cash to maintain to the standard required of a BOAT that will last more than one winter and be appropriate to the the traffic or give up and close/downgrade the right of way.
Trails like this are a huge asset to the area and having them buldozed by DDC does nobody any favours.