I had a productive, half-hour meeting yesterday with Alderman Jeff Briscoe of the Hobart City Council, who is a known supporter of improved walkways and bikeways and the like. I am pleased to record that he listened attentively to our proposal for, inter alia, a proper, continuous footpath between Hobart and Launceston, and to details of the planned Great Heritage Highway Walk next Easter, and to other, related ideas. Not only did he expreſs general support, he also aſsured me that he will help publicise our Walk; he will, for example, speak to the Lord Mayor of Hobart about official involvement in welcoming participants of the Walk when they arrive in Hobart. Alderman Briscoe also revealed that he knew well that it was easier to walk between Hobart and Launceston in colonial days because he posseses diaries from an ancestor describing such a journey; he promised to send us an account of his ancestor’s trip soon.
21 June 2015
A report from Informal, the President/Secretary of Proper Footpaths: