Paths and Trails

Shared-use paths and recreational trails

SharedUseFaster-moving users need to yield to those who are slower. Path and trail users need to watch for dogs on leashes, children learning to bike, skaters, or, in some cases, horses. When approaching animals, others need to avoid scaring them by slowing down. Gently saying “hello there” or “is it safe to pass?” can calm a horse and rider.

Pedestrians should stay to the right on shared-use paths, except to pass on the left

All path users must obey signals. At mid-block crossings with the road, they must watch for oncoming traffic. Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT. When on a shared-use path, bicyclists have the rights and responsibilities of a pedestrian.