Trail Etiquette

The Legacy Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized trail that supports of wide diversity of young and older users, that come from near and far away places.  You are likely to encounter walkers, rollerbladers, skateboarders, elliptical cyclists, two-, three- and even four-wheel bicyclists, pedestrians of all ages, dog walkers, wildlife viewers, anglers, Segway riders.  All have equal rights to use the trail

Be Alert.  Be Courteous.  Be Predictable.

Share the Legacy!

Pedestrians:

* Walk on the far right, like you would driving a car on the road.  Walk no more than two abreast.

* Dogs must be on a 6′ maximum leash.  Best practice is to have the dog on your right side, between you and the gravel side of the path.  Dogs on your left side, between you and the center line of the trail, should be kept on a shorter leash and never allowed to stray beyond the center line of the trail.

* Don’t block the trail.  Step off the trail for watching wildlife.

Bicyclists:

* Cyclists must always yield to pedestrians

* Wear a helmet for protection,  have some form of identification and emergency contact information, and carry a cell pone.

* Provide an audible warning (e.g., announce “on your left,” or ring a cycling bell before passing other cyclists or pedestrians.

*Keep your speed low in crowded areas.  Remain in control and be prepared to stop if the unexpected happens.

* Stop at all intersections, especially at crosswalks, and look in both directions before entering the intersection.

* No racing or drafting.

* Form a single file line when approaching other trail users.

 

Friends of The Legacy Trail