While we think of some cars as being “hybrids”, having both gas and electric powerplants, the greatest use of hybrids has always been in agriculture. Farmers realized certain types of wheat had more yield, but were fragile and other types of wheat were hardy but had low yield. The answer: pollinate one type with the other and cultivate the wheat that had both characteristics; yield and hardiness. From the moment man began farming, creating hybrids, either on purpose or by accident, was just a basic part of the process. Today, large percentages of fruits and grains we consume are hybrids in some way.
But what if, as we are creating urban mountain biking trails, we need a little bit of this and that? Is there a way to do what a farmer would do, mix the attributes of various user management techniques?
There is, and that is called Hybrid Use. To explore this user management technique, we need to know the following:
Let’s do some cross-pollination and see what we get!
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