Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has launched a “Share the Trail” campaign to address safe use as trail popularity grows. As trails around the country grow increasingly popular, drawing people of all ages and skill levels, responsible use has become critical to the safety of all trail users.
The campaign is designed to encourage walkers and runners, bicyclists, horseback riders and others to be considerate and ensure that users of all skill levels feel safe and comfortable on at trail. The conservancy is asking people across the nation to take the Share the Trail pledge and help set a good example for others every time they’re on a trail.
The campaign focuses on six primary trail use tips:
- Use safe speeds
- Keep right, pass left
- Standing still? Stand aside
- Mind your pets
- Be alert
- Know and follow the rules.
For more information and related stories about these tips, visit railstotrails.org/sharethetrail.