A PETITION supporting the Northern Rivers rail trail has gathered over 1200 signatures.
Addressed to the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for the North Coast Don Page, the petition created by Marie Lawton needs 2000 signatures before it will be sent.
"Please support the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Inc campaign to convert the disused railway corridor in the Northern Rivers Region, between Casino and Murwillumbah, into a multi-use Rail Trail," the petition states.
"It could be used by cyclists, walkers, horse riders as well as by small, electric vehicles in some areas.
"Many successful precedents have been set in neighbouring states and overseas Rail Trails have proven to be a major benefit to local communities providing infrastructure for health, recreation and connection."
Visit http://bit.ly/185IGgl if you would like to pledge your support for the trail.