....Roads, Paths, Sidewalks, and all other areas where you might encounter other types of transportation!
We are excited to see sooooo many people out enjoying outdoor activities. We've never seen so many people walking, running, roller blading, skateboarding, and bicycling. Almost all area bike stores have sold their entire year's inventory in the first two months. This means there are a lot of new people out riding their bicycles.
This is a message to everyone, to please be aware of other modes of transportation, be respectful, and follow the rules of the road.
People who drive cars, you are likely going to encounter many people riding bicycles, who haven't been on a bicycle in a while. Please be careful when passing. Give at least 3ft of space, do not pass when you have a limited line of sight, and watch for people turning.
People who ride bicycles, please wear a helmet, have proper lights (yes, even during the daytime), and follow the rules of the road. Stop when there is a Stop sign or Stop light. Ride single file, but at least 3ft away from parked cars and the curb.
If you are riding on the street, use hand signals and look behind you before turning. You may encounter people who drive cars that try to be courteous by waiving you thru a Stop sign or stop on a priority road to let you turn from a side street. Use caution if this happens to you, as other drivers may not realize what is happening.
If you are on a path or sidewalk, yield to pedestrians, slow down, and give an audible signal before passing (on your left).
People who walk or run, please be sure to give others at least 6ft of space for proper physical distancing. Be aware of other path or trail users. Walk on the right, keep your dog on a short leash, use a crosswalk when possible, and if you have to walk on the street, stay on the left to see oncoming traffic.
We hope that everyone will follow these simple recommendations to safely enjoy outdoor activities.
Please keep in mind that the current situation can create a lot anxiety and stress for people. A friendly wave, a thank you, and you are welcome will go a long way to make for a better shared experience.
Thank you, take care, and be safe!