Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Remember your Trail Etiquette!

Over on the BikePHL Blog, the Bicycle Ambassadors are reminding us all to remember our Trail Etiquette. We all need to make sure everyone is able to have an enjoyable -and safe!- trail experience by following these tips for Trail Etiquette:

Etiquette for Cyclists
  • Be courteous- trails are for all users!
  • Keep right (except to pass)
  • Ring a bell or politely call out "on your left" when passing
  • Give ample room when passing, even if that involves slowing down until that is possible
  • Keep your speed down, enjoy the view, and keep an eye out for posted speed limits
  • Stay single file during busy times
  • Yield right-of-way to other trail users- remember that runners and pedestrians are more vulnerable trail users
Etiquette for All Users
  • Keep right, walk no more than two abreast
  • Stay alert, faster trail users need to pass
  • When stopped, step off the trail
  • Keep dogs on a leash and clean up after your dog
  • Share the trail; be considerate of all users
Read more about trail etiquette at the BikePHL blog, and offer your suggestions for other aspects of trail etiquette!

You can pick up a copy of the Bicycle Coalition's Trail Etiquette handout, or download it from our website. And don't forget to Invite the Bicycle Ambassadors to an event or to teach a class!