For whatever reason I end up reading all of the local access issues, I guess it provides an interesting blend of kiting, politics, behavioral science etc. and an escape from the same only posts from the same old blowhards...
It seems all these access issues follow the same basic thread and when properly handled the same basic solution. One thing that continually baffles me is the utter lack of presence of any of the kite industry in any of these issues. I am not talking about the local user groups, instructors, retailers etc, as these guys seem to do all the heavy lifting. I am talking about the actual board/kite manufacturers. Seems to me these guys have a lot of personal and self-interest in maintaining access to kiting locals throughout the globe. In almost ever other sport the manufacturers have a sizeable lobby to ensure users can enjoy the wares they sell them.
For those interested in a highly functional example of this take a look at The Access Fund , http://www.accessfund.org . This non-profit based in the U.S. supports access to rock/mountain climbing locations all over. They do everything from outright land purchases, grant funding, and expert assistance to local users groups to successfully navigate their local government red tape to accomplish their goals.
So in summary I think some of the kite manufactures should spend a little less $ of producing the same run of lame videos and do something productive and start a advocacy group to assist actual kiters with access issues.